Browse Vernacular - English



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.]
bakuli v 1To allow to grow back, such as sweet potatoes whose old vines have been removed. Ko ogbuyugan on ka mundu-an, og-awo-on tad ka taan no lawa to mundù no ogbakuli-on tad ka tubu-an no iam no lawa to mundù. When the sweet potato field has become old, we remove the old sweet potato vines (lit. old bodies) and then we allow the sweet potatoes to grow back as they sprout new sweet potato vines. 2To be repaid. Ko naruad to buyag ka asu rin no warò pad bayad [botad], ko nakabayad on ka napurut to sikan no asu, oglibong on ka igbayad to sikan no asu no nabakulì dò diò to tagtu-un su nabayaran din on. When an older person sold his dog which wasn't yet paid for, [and] when the person who got that dog has paid for it, the dog's value has been returned and so the owner has been repaid because [the dog] has been paid for. 3To recover something. Ogbakuli-on ku ka mo-irob ku ko ogpisal a to agoloy. I will recover my knife when my corn is sold. see: lokat. 4Buy back; redeem. Ogbakuli-on ku rò ka asu ku su napogos a rò ka nigduad ku su warò ogkoimuan ku. I will buy back my dog because I was forced to sell it because there was nothing [else] I could do. cf: balukas.
bakulù n The hard shell as that of turtles, clams, crabs or sea shells, Ka bakulù, ian ka lawa to bo-u-u, woy mgo ulod-ulud unawa to kumang, kambu-oy, punggù, susù, buyukung, silì, bibi, kalaykay. The hard shell, that is the body of the the creatures like crabs, turtles, [certain] shell fish, water snails, pointed shell fish, land snails, [certain edible shell fish, clams [and] small clams. [However, the soft shell of shrimp is called uason/ulason, not bakulù.]
bakus v 1Put arms around, hold around the waist, restrain. 2Be embraced. Nigbakus a. I was embraced. 3Wrestle with each other.
bakù 1v ??? Layun ka bakù. Layun ka ogkabangguti. You always ???. You will always be bound/tied up. 2
bala-an n Bamboo container for fish, shrimp or other edible water creatures. Ka bala-an ka do-isok no liang no ogkatago-an to ngalap to woig. A bala-an is a small bamboo container in which edible water creatures are put. Ka dangob no bala-an, songo banoy no bulu ka ogsinikoton dò. Another kind of bala-an container is a single length of bamboo which is simply tied by a string at one's waist. [It may be woven of bamboo or be a single length of bamboo from one joint of bamboo to another which is opened at one end with a string that can be tied at one's waist while fishing.]
bala-as 1n A swamp, or swampy area of an uncut field. Ko du-on ka niglanowlanow no woig no konò ogko-oti-an, sikan ka bala-as su warò pad aligbat makamoti. Ko ogkakamot on, ogko-oti-an on no maroyow to homoy su ogmalambog. When there is a shallow mini-lake of water which doesn’t dry up, that is a swamp because it has never (lit. not yet ever ) been cut. When it will be cut, it will dry up and the rice will be good because it will be well developed. [The area is also called bala-as because it is mabbonos (either from being full of weeds or plants.) But the area will dry up if cut so ithen it is no longer called bala-as.] 1.1v To grow [something] in a swampy area. Ogtuga lagboy ka homoy ko ogbalbala-as. The rice will be abundant if it is grown in a swampy area. 2n A stage of growth of rice when it is beginning to bud. [For taller rice, that is when it is about 4 feet high but the height of the rice would depend on the kind sown.]
bala-awan n Heron, black; water thrush.
bala-ug n Female pig or piglet. ant: butakal.
balabag 1n shelf Diò to balabag. It’s on the shelf. 2v To be crosswise in relationship to something else; horizontal or perpendicular to other objects. Du-on batok no og-ayun to lawa woy du-on batok no ogbalabag to lawa. There is a pattern that is parallel to one’s body and there is a pattern that is crosswise to the body. Ka katkat, darua ka igsandig no du-on ka igbalabag, no ian ka katkat. As for a ladder, two [pieces of wood] are leaning and there are [those pieces] which are horizontal [to the other pieces] and those are the steps. ant: ayun 1. 3v To contradict, such as something that was said by someone else. Nigbalabag to innangon to songo otow. He contradicted that which was said by someone else (lit. by some person). 4v To inadvertently hinder something or someone. see: atang 1. 4.1v To conflict with, as a date. Ko ogpitow ki to pitsa to bulan, awoson no og-indanan ta ka liwak to warò ogpakabalabag oyow ogkatuman to poglibulung. When we look at the date of a month, we need to reserve a time when there is nothing which will conflict (lit go crosswise) so that the gathering will happen. 4.2v To be hindered. osyn: talogon.
balabagan deriv n The direction that is crosswise to the sun, North or South. balabagan. South (or north); crosswise to east and west. [Prior to knowing other terms for North or South, the two directions were distinguished by adding “upriver” to the term to mean North or “crosswise downriver”to mean “south”. Or a person may distinguish between North and South by saying balabagan to the left or balabagan to the right so the direction could be either north or south depending on which direction one is facing.]
balabawan n A small melon. [has green or yellow strips and yellowish-orange center.]
balaboy n Kind of white rice.
balagad 1adv Nevermind. 2v Not to pay attention to; ignore. Ian ogkabalagad no igkabaybayari ka ogkatowkow su inat to du-on ogkalo-in on to ogkabalagaron woy to og-aguantoon. The only suffering which can be ignored is that which takes one by surprise because it seems there is a difference between that which is ignored and that which is endured. (DB) Woy ta rò ogkagi ka kabalagad ko du-on og-ogot poron no...ogko-unawa to warò diò to goinawa nu. We don't say the [word] ignore, unless there is someone who would like to scold and then... it's as if it isn't in your heart [to scold]. Di ko du-on ogpakasalò, ko du-on ogbuyù to ogkooy-u ko ogpasaylu, konon litos ko ogkabalagad ka salò din. Ko ogpasayluan nu, konò ogkabalagad. If there is someone who has done wrong, if there is someone who requests mercy or forgiveness, it's not appropriate if his wrong-doing is ignored. If you forgive him, [the fault] isn't being ignored. [DB further commented that kabalagad does not mean ogpasaylu.]
balagagag n Offspring of edible bakbak frog. [Specifically the offspring of the edible bakbak frog. Name does not apply to offspring of other frogs.] see: bakbak.
balagil v Of an animal which tucks its tail between its legs. Ka asu no konò og-atu, ogbagilon ka ikug din. A dog which doesn't fight back, tucks it's tail between its legs.
balagon n Rattan. Ka doun to balagon, ogko-iling to doun to pula. Rattan leaves are similar to the leaves of the pula palm. [Kinds of rattan include: palasan, tubu, pulitì, anokot, pulapula, sipit to lombu-u, saliringan, alag, and ka-anan (Several kinds have edible heart (ubud but the heart of the ka-anan is poisonous).] 1.1v A vine that grows like a rattan?? Oghingaran no ogbalbalogon. It is called rattan-like??. spec: palasan; spec: sipit to lombu-u; spec: pulitì; spec: anokot; spec: tubu; spec: pulapula.
balagonon deriv n A kind of mottled rice. Balagonan. Name of a rice to the west of the Liboganon.
balagoy n To be busy. Ka anggam ku, ogkabalagoy pad to oghimu to baloy rin. Ian oghuno-on to ogsagman. My uncle is occupied by the building of his house. That is what he pays attention to first. Kabalagoy ki. We’re busy. [This implies the person is busy working at something profitable whereas if a person is ogkatalantan he may be occupied with something important or trivial so that he is distracted from what is priority.] cf: talantan 1; see: umalagon.
balak v To come over to meet someone. Du-on nigbalak kanami to nigdatong koy diò to songo ugpa-an. There were [some] who came to meet us when we arrived at another place. Ko dii koy ogpu-un ka oghipanow, ogbalakon koy to mgo otow ko og-ulì koy ko du-on bag ogka-alap noy. If we-excl leave from here,on a trip, [some] will come to meet us when we -excl return home [to see ] if we have brought something with us. [such as when one arrives as a guest or when one returns home from a trip. (Contrasts with lambag come out to meet which could apply to people or a pet.)] see fr.: dagap 1.1; see: tagbu.
balakayu n 1A kind of bamboo, used for flutes (saguysuy, poluondag and to make lupit scrapers. [dark green, about 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.; used to make an instrument for smoothing of wood or bamboo called banus.] 2Kind of rice. 3A zither (kobbiung) tune.
balanghuy n Cassava.
balangit v To use something to make a a bird or animal fierce such as a cock or a horse for fighting. Ko lumansad, ian igbalangit ka bulbul to laku no igtoluk to manuk oyow mabulut. As for a cock, what is used as a treatment is the hair of a weasel which is used to smoke the chicken so that it will fight fiercely (lit. be fierce to fight). Ko du-on otow no ogbalangitan ka kuddò din, ogkuò to bagabaga no ighidhid to bo-bò to kuddò din oyow ogmabulut ko igpabutong on. If someone gives a treatment to his horse, he gets a yellow and brown wasp which is rubbed on the lips of his horse so that it will fight fiercely in a horse fight. [A horse may be made to eat wasps, or crushed wasps put on their lips. Chickens may be fed the dried up umbilical cord of a baby to make them good fighting cocks.]
balangkò (baangkò) v To tell someone not to do something. Nabalangkò sikandin to liagan. The child was made to stop his playing see: sapad 1.
balangon cf: yubuyubu. n Facial hair.