Meaning of sagiwatâ



(B) Probably derived from sági and íwat. The passive forms in -an (sagiwát-an) are mostly used in the meaning of: to be precarious, be in difficulties, to eke out; to utilize to the utmost, make a little go far, make good use of slender resources, or the like. Bisán maisót lang ang sóhol na, pay ginasagiwát-an na gid. (Bisán diótay lang ang íya sóhol, ápang ginapanginyawátan níya gid). Though his salary is small, yet he makes good use of it. Nasagiwát-an (Nawád-an, balasúbas) akó karón. At present I am out of cash, am hard up.