luyung n Large roots of huge forest tree trunks growing above the ground; such as those of the nara or lawa-an tree. Sapsapan noy on ka luyung oyow ogmanipis. We chip off the surface of the luyung in order to make it thin. [These roots protrude from the ground and may be taller than a person. They may be as much as four inches thick. They are very hard and strong and are used for palasungan, a board which goes under a losung “mortar” for pounding grain. (Smaller roots growing above the ground are used for bolo handles but are simiply called dalig, not luyung.)] gen: dalig 1.
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sapsap 1v To cut by directing blows parallel with the surface of the wood; to make short, quiet, side-stroke movements with a bolo along the surface of ground, wood, etc., as when weeding or making wood smooth. Duon otow no nigsapsap to go-od din no ighimu rin to baloy. There was a person who smoothed off his lumber with which he was making a house. Sapsapan noy on ka luyung oyow ogmanipis. We chipped off the surface of the luyung in order to make it thin. see fr.: kamot 2.1; osyn: sipsip. 2deriv n Wood chips.