su-an 1n A digging stick. [A su-an can also be used as a lever to move an obect. However, the action of the su-an is to move a object by degrees. This contrasts with the action of alik which is used to lift. In the case of a su-an being used to lift, there seems to be some overlap of function.] 2n A sharpened stake which is used as a lever. Ogpakasaad ka sikan no kayu no su-an no ian a-alikoy. The [piece of] wood which is a lever, that is the thing used for leverage is put beneath [the log which one intends to move]. see: alik 1. 3v To dig by poking a stick at the ground.?? [DB says what you do in the ground with a su-an is bagdak because the verbal form means to move with a lever. In recent times, a su-an is sometimes made of steel for digging a canal or post hole, or a hole for an outhouse or throwing away garbage.]
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alik 1v To use something such as a long pole as a lever to lift and move by leverage a heavier object such as a log. Og-alikon, sikan ka bunsud to ogbalikid. Og-alikon on oyow ogkaliid on. To lift and move by leverage, that is the beginning of turning [the log]. It is lifted and moved by leverage so it will roll. see fr.: su-an 2. 2v To jack up. Ko tongod to baloy no og-awos to ogmatikangon, og-alikan to nanoynanoy su awos to ogsongolan. Regarding a house which needs to be raised, it is jacked up slowly because it is necessary to block the space [made from the lift]. 3deriv n lever Ogpakasaad ka sikan no kayu no su-an no ian a-alikoy. The [piece of] sharpened wood, that is the lever which is put underneath [the log which one intends to move]. [The su-an is a sharpened stake which may be used as a dibble stick but which is also used as a lever for moving logs.] 3.1v That which is used as a lever.
bakul v To plant the cut stems of certain vines. Nalimud on ka gout ni Inò no igbakul din asolom to kamot din. Mother's cut [camote] stems are gathered together which she will use to plant sweet potatoes tomorrow. Ogpamakul koy bag kunto-on to golut to mundù su nakasilab koy to kamot noy. We will plant camote stems today because we have burned our fields. Ko ogbabakul ki to kamot to golut, ogkuò koy to su-an no ian noy igkali to sikan no igbakul noy to mundù. When we plant camote stem cuttings, we-exc get a sharpened stick which we use to dig that in which we-exc will plant stems. [such as sweet potatoes, alagbati or other creeping plants. A long su-an “sharpened stick” is usually used for digging but a dukap “short weeding knife” or a shovel or pick may be used.]