bolobog 1adj To distribute evenly, as to sow a field.so the seed is spread throughout. Ka otow no ogsawod to bonì no homoy diò to kamot din, igbolobog din dò ka pogsawod din oyow og-un-anawa no warò ogmakopal to pogsawod. The person who sows rice seed in his field just sows it evenly so that it will [all] be the same and there will be none sown thickly. see: tangkap 1. 2v Glazed or white covering of the eyes which diminishes vision. Du-on otow no konò ogpakakita su nabolobog ka mata din su na-akoban to mapotì. ta.
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dagdag v 1To calet something to drop out as the seeds of the seasame plant that have burst open. Ka longa, oglusukon on to ogdagdag su nambotu on ka bogas. The sesame [stems] are turned upside down to let the seeds to drop out because the seeds have burst open. 2Intentionally drop something out as seeds from a sesame plant. Dagdagan nu ka longa oyow konò ogkara-at ka bogas din. Drop the seeds out of the sesame [plants] so the seeds won't be wasted. 3Comb out as lice so they drop out of the hair as it is combed. Dagdaga to sulud ka kutu nu. Comb out the lice [in your hair with this lice-comb. [When one combs out the lice in one's hair they fall out as the hair is combed.DB 27/Jun/2009] 4To drop down on as flakes. Ko moon-ing ka lawo-lawò to talubagì, ogpanguiton ta to walis ka baloy to talubagì oyow ogka-awò. Ko ogkuiton nu ogkaragdag ka mgo lagut. If there are a lot of dirty spider webs, we brush off the webs (lit. houses) of the spiders so that they will be removed. When we brush them off, the debris drops to the floor. Ko du-on ogsisigupan, ko ogko-opus [ka sigariliu] no ogkatutung, ogkaragdag ka alibu rin. When someone smokes, when the [cigarette] is finished burning, its ashes will drop off.
molog v 1To examine closely; as to discern identity of a person by seeing or hearing. Ko du-on otow no natila-an din, ogmologmologan din ka langlanguan ko sikandin ian. If there is a person whom he has met, he will examine is face closely [to see if] that is really him. Ogmologmologan ta ko nokoy ka innangon to harayu. We will listen intently [to hear] what is being spoken on the radio. see fr.: bantang 5.1; see fr.: dolmol₂ 1. 2To see or hear [something] clearly Tigbal dò no nigso-ilan to batò to woig dut basu; wà din namolmologi. The child just glanced at the water in the cup; he didn't look at it closely. Nighalop on ka pogpitow ta; konò ta |ogkamologmologan ka nigsulat. What we are looking at has become blurry; we cannot see the writing clearly. [The following negative example comes from example used in the English to Ata Manobo dictionary. (ck)] see: utas 1. 3to hear or see something/someone clearly Konò a amana ogpakamologmolog to kagion nu ko oghimulungan nu to ogkagi. I can not hear clearly that which you speak if you speak softly.
sawod v 1To sow seed by casting (beans, millet, rice). gen: orok 1. 2Tto throw or cast, as a circular net. 3To sow or cast seed carelessly, as rice that was sown unevenly with some of the seeds being close together leaving some areas almost bare. Kabitil kad su sinawodsawod. You’ll starve because you carelessly threw away [the rice]. Sinosawod ta rò ko dakol ka bonì ta. We can just sow the seed carelessly if we have lots of seed.
abalang 1v Seek out. Ko oglapas ki, og-aliguan ta ka maralom no og-abalang ki to mababow oyow konò ki ogka-alus diò to linow. When we cross [a river], we detour around the deep [part] and seek out the shallow [area] so that we won't be swept away by the current into the deep pool. [In the following example, a person is looking for a shallow place to cross a river in order not to be swept away by the current.] 2v To relentlessly pursue; to be after something, as a purpose. Ko du-on ogko-iniatan no ogpangasawa, og-abalangon. Og-alukuyon ungod ka amoy taman to ogho-o on. If someone wants to get married, he will pursue it relentlessly. He will keep on discussing it with the father until he says yes. Kagi to balu, “Og-abalangon ku ka baloy no nighimu ni Jeremy di warò pad igkabayad ku.” The widow said, “I’m after the house that Jeremy made but I don't yet have anything to use for payment.” Ko ogkalituk on ka og-abalangon din, ogbuyu-on din on. When it is clear what she is after, [then] she will ask for it. Ogkukutkut ka asu su og-abalangon din ka ambow diò to lungag to tanò. Og-iling ka otow, “Nokoy ka og-abalangon to asu?” The dog is digging because he is relentlessly pursuing a rat there in a hole in the ground. Someone says, “What is that dog after? [If a person requests something which isn't given the first time he will keep coming back until the person finally gives what is requested. This can apply to a young man who keeps returning to talk to the father of a girl he wants to marry or can apply to a dog who keeps digging because he smells a rat and is determined to get it.] 3v That which someone is relentlessly pursuing. Og-atangan ku ka ig-abalangi din. I am blocking that which he is relentlessly pursuing. [The following example concerned an effort to dissuade a patient from returning home before he was well enough to do so.] see: buyù 1; see fr.: tu-ud 1. 4deriv n A person who is very persistent. Ka sika abalangon, ungod oglibonglibong taman to ogkapurut din ka ogbuyu-on din. Ogko-iling to ogkapogos ka ogbuyu-on din. As for that person who is persistent, he keeps coming back until he is able to get that for which he was begging. It's as though the person from whom he is making a request is forced [to give it]. [If one day he asks for something and you don't give it, he will keep coming back in following days to request until you give it to him.]
alawat v 1To collect something from one place to take somewhere else, such as seed or a souvenir. Ka bogas to mauganì no ungod ku og-alapon diò to Maambago, songo nig-alawat ku dii to Nasuli. As for the seed(s) of the mahagoni which I am always taking to Maambago, I have likewise collected from Nasuli [to take to Maambago]. Ko oghondiò kid to songo ugpa-an, ko du-on bonì no ogko-iniatan ta unawa to homoy, ko warò diò to kanta ka sikan no homoy, ogbuyù ki to ogboni-on ta no og-alawaton ta oyow du-on on homoy diò to kanta. Unawa to nakabobonì kid on su nigbunanat tad. If we have gone to another place, if there is [a kind of ] (rice) seed which we desire, we will collect and transport it so that we will have [that kind of] rice at our place. It's like we have been able to get seed because we have propagated it. 2Marry someone from a far place. [Usually, a man will live in the village of the woman he marries. If he desires to bring her back to his own village, generally an additional brideprice will be requested by her relatives.]
amul v To hold onto, bite into and suck on something, such as fruit around the seed of a mangga, pangi or rambatan fruit. [This would not apply to holding onto a slice of melon and eating it because one does not suck on it.]
Banlak n One of three original Ata siblings (two men and their sister) said to have ascended into heaven. According to legend, they gathered kout along the Kapalong river which were turned into white stones. (see Ibul, Boyboy), lived on, believed to have created people, did many miracles. [The Ata Manobo kout refers to a poisonous, starchy root something like cassava which must be soaked before cooking to make it edible.] see: Boybayan; gen: minuna.
bantug 1n fame 2adj Famous. 3adj To be famous or powerful. Mabantug ka gobirnu. The government is strong. Mabantug ka datù su ogpokobulig to mgo otow. The datù is famous because he is able to help the people. 4v To seek fame, try to make oneself famous. ?? 5v [to obtain fame??] Fame?? 6n Someone who is famous, well-known.
bayò 1n Way, go by way of. 2Path. 3v Come across, encounter Ka otow no manonob, og-opuk ka ogsonob to woig no ogpamanghò to go ngalap ko du-on ka ogkabaya-an din diò to diralom to woig. As for people who swim underwater, [they] hold their breath as they swim underwater as they search for fish [to see] whether there are some they can encounter there under the water. 4v To experience or encounter. Ka otow no du-on masakit to goinawa, ogpohiroson to goinawa rin oyow ogka-aguanta din ka igkabayò din no koirapi. The person who has something that is making him feel badly, he will strengthen himself (lit cause his breath to tighten) so that he can endure the difficulty which he has encountered. 5v To experience 6A spirit who watches over the people of a place, there is one to each place; said to be the same as Dios and Boyboy. Angered by sin--appeased by blood sacrifices--oversees sicknesses--can’t do evil--same as Diwata. 7Never mind, go ahead.
boka 1v To start to crack or break the soil as camotes which are growing under the surface of the soil but cannot yet be seen. Ko ogboka ka mundù, ogbotu ka tanò di konò pad ogkito-on ka bogas. When the sweet potatoes start to break through the soil, the soil cracks but the fruits cannot be seen yet. 2v To bulge and crack the soil as by sweet potatoes near surface of ground. Ko ogboboka ka mundù, lagboy ogkito-on ka bogas. When the sweet potatoes bulge and crack the soil, they can really be seen. Ka mundù, ogboboka ka bogas din. As for the sweet potatoes, they are brulging and cracking the soil. 3Very many are bulging and breaking the soil. 4adj A few.
bugal 1adj Prolific, have a lot of offspring, whether animals or human. Kabugal on ka babuy su ogmoon-ing on ka og-anak. The pig is prolific because it has many offspring when it gives birth. 2v To progate or cause to increase, whether of animals, seed, or fish in a fishpond. Ko ogbugalon, og-ayamuon pad ka babuuy oyow ogkabugal on ka ogmoon-ing. Ungod ogpanganak. If we propagate [pigs] we take care ofthem so that they will be prolific as they become many. They will always bear many offspring. Ko du-on boni ligkat to songo ugpa-an no warò dio to kananami, ogbunanat oyow du-on diò to kanami no ogkabugal on. If there is a kind of seed in another place which is not in our place, we carry it to our place and propagate it so that it will be increased.
bunbungan 1n A smooth kind of bamboo similar to bulu which is good for weaving walls. 2n Kind of white, long-grained rice. 3deriv n The delayed moon-rise of the first quarter of moon at the when the moon delays to rise, considered to be a good time to start making fields. Ogka-atangan pad ka bulan ko an-anayan ogsilò. Sikan pad ka ogbagungbunan. Ogdoloman pad to malintok. Ognangaran noy to “magapiniongan to manuk.” The moon is still blocked [from shining] when it first comes up. That is [the meaning of] bagungbunan. It is still moonless for a short time. [in the evening] We call it “the blink of a chicken”. 4n To be a strong person, as one who to able to lift something heavy without help as if it were light-weight. 5v Manage easily as a strong person for whom a heavy item seems light. Ka otow no ogbagunbungon din to songo saku, konò ogpabulig to oghonat su manokal sikandin. A person who ilifts a weight easily does not have someone help him lift it because he is strong. see: dayagang 3; see: logon 1; see: nokal 1.
buntatok v Stare at each other, looking each other straight in the eye as when a person who is startled to meet someone on the trail, or who sees someone he hasn't seen for a long time. Ka otow no darua, nokogbuntatok ka mata ran su nokogsampot ka darua. As for two people, they stared each other in the eye because both of them were lonely [for he other]. see: nokogtongtongoy.
dala-us n Woven container sometimes holding one or two cans of rice made of baluy or lunrun grass, and used for storying seed rice or millet. Ka otow n ogtagkas to baluy, woy ko lumrun, ighimu rin to dala-us no ogtagu-an to boni no homoy. A person who cuts individual strands of baluy or lunrun grass, uses it to make a container in which to put seed rice.