agbot 1adv To be strong, or forceful, as an earthquake or an ocean wave. Ma-agbot ka pogdinug. The earthquake is strong. Ma-agbot ka alimbual. The wave(s) are/were very strong. ant: himulung 1. 1.1adv To be [physically] strong, stronger, or strongest. Ko mgo batò koy pad, ogdogpak koy to batu diò to doipag to woig ko hontow ka ma-agbot to pogtugdò. When we were still children, we would throw a stone to the other side of the water [to find out] who had the strongest throw (lit. was strongest to throw). 1.2deriv v To become stronger, or more forceful, as the wind, an earthquake or waves. Ogma-agbot ka kalamag. The wind is getting stronger. 2adv Loud, loudly, as when a radio is loud or it is thundering loudly. Ka tatolu ku to pogligot to lubid no nigbotu to ma-agbot. I swung the rope around three times and then it made a loud snapping sound. Ma-agbot to poglugung. It is thundering loudly. see fr.: dakol 5. 3v To turn up (lit. make louder) the volume of something, as a radio; rev as a motor. Agboti nu to og-andal ka harayu. Turn up (lit. make loud the volume (lit operation) of the radio. ant: himulung 2.1. 3.1v Have someone turn up the volume or make something louder. 3.2v To make louder, or stronger, as one’s voice. Og-agbotan nu to ognangon oyow lagboy ogpakarinog ka duma. Speak louder (lit. make your speaking louder) so that the others can hear.
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andal v 1To start as a machine or motor. 1.1To operate something such as to turn on, or play, a radio. Agboti nu to og-andal ka harayu. Turn up the volume (lit. operation of) the radio. 2To trigger, as a reaction or a memory. Inat to ogka-andalan ka doromdom ta. It is as though [something] triggers our thinking. see: ogka-alimotow. 3To get something started, such as to get a friend to come and eat Ko du-on magaliug noy, ko oghonatan to ko-onon, og-andalan ta to, “Usì, ogko-on kid on.” Oghinggaton tad to ogko-on kid. When we have guests, when the food is served, we get it started [by saying], “Friend, let’s eat now.” We are inviting [him] to come and eat (lit. that we-dual will eat). 4To release from mourning as to permit a widow to resume normal activities. Ko du-on ogkabalu, no tatolu on no allow no warò mokoipanow, ogkuò ki to manggad no igmaganangon ta to litos to oglo-ug kad on to so-in no manggad no ig-andal ku koykow to warò og-ogot koykow su nigbo-otan ku to nig-andal. If someone has become widowed and for three days has not been able to go out [of the house] (lit. walk), we get a piece of cloth/clothing by which we signify that it is OK now for you to run errands as this clothing is what I use to release you because I have decided to release [you]. [Typically, a widow is given something, such as an item of clothing to indicate that she is released from mourning and may resume her normal activities. Similar restrictions apply to widowers but are often less severe than those applied to widows.] 4.1To cause someone to be released from mourning. Og-andalan ta to manggad. We release [her] with [an item of] clothing to resume normal activity.