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-asuffixsfxImperative marker for verbs that focus the pat or inst with -un.Sumbay'a kunu' in manuk ini kāku'.Please slaughter this chicken for me!
ā1intj(Exclamation of mild surprise) oh!; (exclamation of realization) so!Hangkan siya wala' dimatung sabab adlaw ini in pagbilmaarup nila iban mayul. Ā, bunnal kaw.He didn't arrive because today is their meeting with the mayor. Oh, that's right.
2vag mag-; pat -un.To yearn or long for (someone); wait for (someone after the time of an expected arrival).Iyaā kamu sin manga kabagayan niyu didtu.Your friends there have been longing for you.Āhun na sa kān sin ina' mu bang kaw malayu' na.You will be longed for by your mother when you're far away.Nag'ā sila kaymu bat pangannal nila kahapun in datung mu.They were waiting for you because they thought you would arrive yesterday.over-synsitta*tumtum
āb-ābvag mag-; pat -un.(Always with negative.) (Not) to expect (something); (for it) to be use(less to do something).Wayruun na āb-ābun niya umapas, malayu' na siya kiyabugit.It's useless for him to chase any more, he's been left far behind.
ab'ab1unspec. var.habhab1vCH 1 ag mag-, -um-; pat -un.To eat or drink voraciously. (Derogatory, connotes criticism or anger).Alla! mahinaat pa, tuba' na in ab'abun mu.Good grief! it's still early in the morning and you're already drinking tuba voraciously.Mag'ab'ab sadja in hinang sin tau yan.That person is always eating voraciously.syndamba' dahal
abanFather, Dad (kinship term by which a male of Arab descent is addressed by his children).over-synama'ayaappa'
abāintj(Exclamation), oh!Abā, malingkat in panamung mu!Oh, your clothes are nice-looking!
aba-abanA tobacco pouch, betel-nut pouch.A small pouch or bag worn on the belt or one's back, made of various materials as thread, rattan, cloth.over-synbaka'-baka'bawyutbāg ambung
abaga1unspec. var.agaba1nShoulder.Balunga siya ha abaga mu.Carry her on your shoulder.6
abalnRip tide (turbulence caused by the convergence of strong currents).adjmaabalTurbulent with rip tide.Maabal tuud ha tungud Duway Bullud.The current is very turbulent near Duway Bullud.vact mag-, -um-.(For the ocean, a rip tide) to become turbulent.Umabal tuud in dagat bang hunas.The sea becomes very turbulent at low tide.Mag'abal in dagat bang lumabay in kappal.There will be rip tide when a boat passes.over-synsūgantlinaw
abantiTagalogadjWinning, leading, ahead; having an advantage.Malayu' na sila abanti dayn ha atu nila.They're way ahead of their opponents.vag -um-; ran -an.To be leading (in a game), take advantage (of something), get ahead.Imabanti siya dayn ha kaibanan.He got ahead of the others.Subay kaw umabanti bābā siya yari tumabang kaymu.You should take advantage (of the opportunity) while he is still here to help you.Nakaabanti na siya nagbisnis.He has already gotten ahead in business.Kamaya' kaw bang magbahagi' iban siya, abantihan niya sa kaw yan.Be careful when you divide (the profits) with him, he'll take advantage of you.
abat1nA mild illness caused by evil spirits or dead people.Usu. a headache with fever. Cured simply by uttering some magic verses to drive away the evil spirit.In abat bang makalandu' makamatay da isab.If the sickness caused by spirits is too great, death can result.over-synlabha' vag mang-; ran ka--an.Does not occur with pa2 except when reduplicated.To be afflicted with such an illness.Mangabat in patay bang lummian in kubul nila.The dead will cause illness if you make their graves dirty.vrdp. ran -an.To remove such illness through divination of the curse.Accomplished by pulling strands of long hair and by uttering silently some magic verse.Abat-abati in bata' maray' kiyaabatan sin saytan.Remove the child's illness by divination, maybe it has been afflicted with an illness caused by demons.over-synsagda1 saway1 labha' hantu 2vmakaabatTo cause (someone) disgust or annoyance, be disgusting.Makaabat na in pagbutang mu atal yan.The way you put lipstick on is disgusting.
abayvag mag-, -um-; ran -an.To be side by side, abreast, in line with, be beside, (as a person sitting or walking).Nag'aabay kami nagpanaw.We were walking side by side.Abayan ku in pangantin babai pa bāy.I'll escort the bride to the (groom's) house.over-syndaig suuk tapil npangabayA group of associates or attendants, entourage; running mates (in an election), any group or list of people teaming up (with someone).Dimatung na in manga pangabay sin prisidinti.The president's entourage has arrived.Sila in pangabay sin gubnul ha iliksiyun ini.They are the governor's running mates this coming election.
abbu1nPride, arrogance, boastfulness.Nakalandu' in abbu sin tau yan.That fellow's pride is really too much.adjabbuhan/maabbuArrogant, boastful, proud.Marugal aku ha tau abbuhan.I detest an arrogant fellow.vag mag-, -um-.To boast, brag (about something).Mag'abbu sadja kaw sin way kaingatan mu.You are continually bragging whereas you really don't know anything.Imabbu siya sabab nagkarayahan na.He became boastful when he got rich.Hipag'abbu niya sadja in tawmpa' niya ba'gu.He is always bragging about his new shoes.over-syndakag arut takabbul 2vrdp. pat -un.To flatter, overpraise, adulate (someone).Subay abbu-abbuhun in mastal yan bat kaw makapās.You have to flatter that teacher in order to get a passing mark.over-synbawk
abi-abivAQ ag/goal mang-, -um-; pat -un.Sometimes not rdp.To invite (someone to help in the preparation for a special event such as a wedding).Iyaabi-abi namu' siya mag'ari-ari sin bāy pagtiyaunan.We invited her to decorate the house for the wedding.Mang'abi-abi kita ha manga bagay ha paglanu' sin halaman.We will invite our friends to help clean our yard.over-syn*taabbitsabiimbayt
abila1unspec. var.apabila1relIf, when (usu. used in a warning).Abila kaw kapalian lubakan ta pa kaw.If you get a cut I'll spank you.Abila malawa' in sīn yan, kasakitan kaw.If that money gets lost, you'll be punished.Abila kaw di' magkahagad ha Tuhan tantu in ikaw yan ha lawm narka'.If you disobey God, surely you will go to hell.over-synbang
abin1vAQ ag/goal mang-, -um-; pat -un.To pick out, select, choose (something) beforehand.Abin na kaw sin kabayaan mu.Select what you like.Abinun ku in bunga yaun bat makāku' paghinug.I'll choose that fruit beforehand so that it will be mine when it's ripe.Umabin na kita bābā awn pa.Let's pick out (one) while there's still some.over-synkandī 2vpat -un.To be possessed temporarily by an evil spirit.Iyaabin siya sin saytan.He is possessed temporarily by an evil spirit.over-synpī'
ablangnWidth, breadth (as of a lot, board, room, etc.).adjmaablangSpacious, broad, vast.Maablang isab in digpi' ini.This board is broad.over-synlakbang habug
abunAshes, (fine gray residue of wood, etc.).adjmaabuAshy.vCH 1 ag mag-, -um-; pat -un.To scour (plates or the like) using ashes (as cleanser).Abuha in manga anglit yan bat maīg in buling.Scour-with-ashes those pots to remove the sooty dirt.nabuhanA cooking stove.adjabuhun, abu-abuGray, grayish in color.
abu'1fr. var.babu'1nAunt, stepmother, respectful term of address to a woman older than oneself.
abug-abugvag mag-.To compete.In duwa magpangtungud yaun nag'aabug-abug ha pag'usaha nila.Those two cousins are competing in business.
abugawTagalognAttorney, lawyer.Kumā' aku abugaw bang kami maghukum.I will get an attorney if we go to court.vag mag-.Does not occur with pa2.To take up or study law, be a lawyer (for someone else).Aku in mag'abugaw kaymu.I will be your lawyer.pthuwisover-synpiskal
abughu'nJealousy.Pasal abughu' in kiyapagbugitan nila.Jealousy was the cause of their divorce.adjmaabughu'Jealous (of a loved one).Esp. of one's spouse; carries a strong sexual component.Maabughu' siya bang awn duma magbissara ha asawa niya.He is jealous whenever another man speaks to his wife.vST pat mang-, -um-.To be or become jealous.Mayta' kaw mangabughu' kāku'?Why are you jealous of me?over-synakig
abuhannCooking stove (using wood, etc. as fuel).Maabu na in abuhan niyu.Your cooking stove is covered with ashes.over-syndapulan
*abunawTagalogvag mag-, -um-; pat/inst hi-; ran -an.To pay or make additional payment (for something on someone's behalf) and be reimbursed later.Aku in mag'abunaw kaniya.I'll pay for her and she'll reimburse me later.Pila in kiyaabunaw mu?How much did you pay additionally that needs to be reimbursed?Bang way sīn mu hipagsukay abunawan ta na kaw.If you have no money for fare I'll pay for you and you reimburse me.ptsukay1 over-synbayad