mata [matá] n 1The three holes in a coconut shell (as of where the stalk joins the nut). (sem. domains: 1.5.5 - Parts of a plant, 6.4.5.3 - Fishing equipment.) 2Mesh in fishing net (as of the different sizes of holes in different types of nets). (sem. domains: 6.4.5.1 - Fish with net, 6.4.5.3 - Fishing equipment.) 3Eye of a typhoon. (sem. domains: 1.1.3.5 - Storm.) 4Core of a boil (as of the long stringy piece from the center of a boil that can be removed when it bursts). (sem. domains: 2.5.2.2 - Skin disease.) 5Eyes of a pineapple (as of the indentations between the "scale-like" sections of skin which remain when the skin is cut off. They form diagonal rows and need to be cut out before eating). (sem. domains: 1.5.5 - Parts of a plant.) 6To belittle, run down a person (sem. domains: 4.3.2.1 - Despise someone, 3.5.1.8 - Criticize.) comp. itaas it mata , comp. mata ay nagyuyubong , comp. mata it bagyo , comp. mata it lambat , comp. pilik mata , der. mata-mata