abat [ábat] (fr. var. abat ay) part 1Lest; in case; in the event of (as of a warning regarding something unexpected or an anticipated contingency which may effect one’s actions). sim: sabang, sabaling; Syn: baka 1, amat. (sem. domains: 9.2.6 - Particles, 9.6.2.5.1 - Reason.) 2Probably; likely; might (that something is true or will occur). (sem. domains: 9.4.4.3 - Probably, 9.2.6 - Particles.) der. pa-abat-abat