Meaning of taga

taga

Hiligaynon

A prefix denoting;

1) Origin or source, e.g. tagamanílà- native of Manila; tagabáybay-one who lives near the coast (beach); tagabúkid-a native or inhabitant of the mountains, a mountaineer. Tagadiín ikáw? Where do you come from? Where were you born? Where do you live? What place do you belong to?

2) Attached to words indicating parts of the body taga- denotes the height or depth as measured by that part of the body, e.g. tagatúhud-up to the knees, knee-deep; tagalápaw--more than man-deep, rising above the head of a man. Tagaháwak karón ang túbig sang subâ. The water of the river is waist-deep at present. Tagaílok ang túbig sang pagtabók námon. When we crossed the water came to our armpits.



tagâ

Hiligaynon

A large fish-hook.


tagâ

Hiligaynon

A word, term, expression. Mga pilá lámang ka tagâ (tinagâ) ang íya hinámbal. He spoke only a few words.


tágà

Hiligaynon

To give, bestow, donate, present, dispense, impart, confer, grant, accord, award, assign. Natagáan siá sing kwárta. He was given some money. Tagái siá sing diótay nga humáy. Give him a little rice. (see hátag).


tágà

Hiligaynon

To get ready any kind of weapon for an attack or defense, to take up a position of attack or defence with a gun, sword, dagger, etc. Tagái siá sing lúthang, bólo, dága, etc. Get ready for him with your gun, bolo, dagger, etc. Itágà sa íya ang pusíl. Point your rifle at him. (see táyà).