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antabon n A white heron. [said to be size of a bala-awan “black heron”]

Ata 1n Any of the Manobo people. [Historically, the people in the upper Liboganan River area had referred to themselves as Ata . However, the term by itself has come into some disrepute as it has been associated with slave trade.] 2deriv n Ata Manobo language.

awang phr.: ogma-awang to goinawa. 1adj Light, as that of a lamp, or sun. Ka goinawa ran, ogpoko-uma sikandan to ma-awang pad. . It was their desire (lit. breath) to arrive while it was still light. Ko du-on manggad no manipis, mo-ilag ka pogpitow ta su oglagbas ka ma-awang. If there is thin materials, it is show-through because light goes through it. Ka allow, ogbogoy to layag to ma-awang. As for the sun, it produces (lit. gives) rays of light. see fr.: ilag 2; osyn: ting-ow 1, ilag 1; see fr.: ilag 3. 1.1phrase To be free of apprehension; peaceful. With negative, to be unpeaceful. Ka sikan no ma-agkap so goinawa ta, ogkalituk to, ma-awang ka goinawa ta. Ogpakasalig ki kandin. When we feel OK about something (lit. as for our breath which is light-weight), it means that we are free of apprehension (lit. our breath is clear). Ka sikan no ogka-aras, lagboy no konò ogma-awang ka goinawa rin. As for that being frustrated, she was definitely not at peace (lit. her breath was especially not clear/peaceful). 1.2v To be clear, sediment free. Ka woig no mating-ow, mo-ilag dod. Ka mating-ow woy ka ma-awang, warò ogpaka-atang. Water which is sediment free, is also transparent. That which is sediment free and that which is clear have nothing obstructing the light. 1.3adj (Fig) Clear, as of understanding, comprehension. Ogmataloytoy, matul-id woy ma-awang ka pogsabut ta. The meaning is uncluttered, straight and our understanding [of the words] is clear. 1.4adj Empty, as an open space. Du-on batò no magalat ka ngipon din. Ka ngipon din, du-on olatan no ma-awang. There is a child whose teeth are far apart. His teeth have an gap between them which is open. 1.4.1adj Open or unobstructed, as when a roof has been blown off. 1.5v [A command] to clear [something] of debris or make something which has been said more understandable. 2v To clear or become sediment free like water in a spring fed pool clears after rain has muddied the water. 3v To make free of clutter. 3.1v To say or do something to prevent, or clear away a harmful situation. [When a misfortune such as an injury or illness happens to someone, others will put index finger between lips, spit and say ‘pa-awang’, pointing to the ground, so that the same thing won’t happen to them.]

baloy to tamusan phr. of: tamusan. hive of a tamusan bee. [One may see a small amount of dark-colored bees’ wax at the entrance of the hive. [A tiny piece of pitch fastened to a strand of a baby’s hair.]]

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.

bantang 1n Pronged fish spear. see fr.: salapang; see: salapang. 2v To fish with a spear, as to wait and watch for them to come so one can spear them. Ko ogpamantang, ogbabantayan nu ka sawog no diò pad to mariù. Ko ogpakalongod ka ogbayò, ogpamantangon on to ogpamilak. When you fish with a spear, you watch for the silver-colored fish when it is still far away. When it passes near, [you] spear it as you jab/thrust at it. 3v To watch in readiness to spear, as a fish Ogbabantang ka to isdà no ogligad no ko ogpakalongod on, ogbantangon on ka ogpilak. You watch in readiness to spear a fish and when one happens to get close, you spear it as you jab/thrust at it. 3.1v To lay in wait to ambush a person. see: gopas 1. 4v To be struck, as by light. Ka baloy ni Amò, ogbantangan to allow. Ko ogsilò ko masolom on, lagboy ogkabandogan to layag to allow. As for Fathers house, it is struck by [the light of] the sun. When it rises in the morning, it is very much inadvertantly struck by the rays of the sun. see: bandog; see: sugat 1. 5v To come into clear view Ko ogpakalongod on kanta ka sawog, ogkabantang ta. When the sawog fish comes next to us, it comes into our clear view.. [Also would apply to the image through binoculars which brings the image near and makes it very clear.] 5.1v To be sighted, as with a gun or binoculars Ko ogtuturan ta ka manukmanuk, no ko ogkabantang tad, ogpabotu-on ka pusil no ogkasugat on. When we |aim [a gun] at a bird, and when we have sighted it, [we] shoot the air gun (lit. cause the gun to explode) and then i[the bird] is hit. see: kita 1; see: molog 1.