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balangotì n Type of bush that has wide round leaves which are used to cover a pot full of camote when cooking.
balanak n Kind of fish.
balansagan n Woodpecker with red head.
balansì n Clap of thunder
balanugan n Kind of fish that is bony and transparent.
balaring 1n A decorative ear plug which has strings of beads attached. Ka balaring, songol to talinga no baliog no du-on gingo-gingò. The balaring is an ear plug necklace which has decorative notches. [The ear plug is made of wood, often with a piece of decorative notched metal attached.] 2The white lobes covering a rooster's ear.
balarow n Type of sword, knife with two sharp edges. [May be used to kill someone.]
balatik n Trap [for larger animals, especially wild pigs or deer in which a spear is released which kills an animal. (Also dangerous to a person if unaware.More recently, people have but up cross pieces to warn others of the trap but if it is not seen, they can inadvertantly walk into it.)]
balatinow n Kind of sugarcane. [with a red and grey design.]
balatung n Any kind of small, round bean [usually green which is often used in stews.]
balbal 1n Name of evil spirit thought to enter one’s lips and cause illness characterized by excessive saliva. One refrains from partaking of death feast if drooling. Ka balbal, sagboka no busow no oglongod to otow no og-ulat ko du-on oggarabi no nigdaralu. The balbal spirit, is one kind of evil spirit which comes near people which makes a serious illness worse. [This spirit is said to take various forms such as that of a cat, a frog or a monkey.] 2v A person who is affected by this evil spirit. Balbalon ki. We’re being affected by a bblbal spirit [They believe that if one keeps looking at the person who is affected by this kind of spirit will start drooling. When the person watching sees the affected person drooling, he recognizes that the person has a balbal and says the following. However, it means that the other person has a balbal. It does not mean that he/she is also affected.]
bali 1adv Finally. Malasi oglibonglibong no bali og-insa-an ko nokoy ka tu-ud din. [That person] keeps coming back and then finally [someone] will ask him/her about his/her purpose. Ko ogkohibolow on ka woig, bali ta ogko-inum. When the water has been allowed to cool, finally we will drink it. see fr.: banoy 2. 2adv But, however. Agad na-an ko ogkato-u to oghimu to pinayag ka asawa rin, bali to konò. It'd be just great if Tuning's husband knew how to make a storage house, however he doesn't. 3n Charge. Ka lituk to sug-ut| warad bali to sikan no kuddo su imbogoy rò to batò. The meaning of sug-ut is there is no charge for that horse because it was just given [free] to the child.
bali-ag v To split as a tree that is being felled. Ogbali-ag ka kayu ka ogkapori ka lawa no oggogosi-gosì on to ma-agbot ka daging din. A tree splits when its body cracks with a loud sound. see fr.: gosì 1.
bali-og 1n Necklace. see fr.: batu 2. 2v To wear a necklace.
balibad v Refuse. Nigbalibad si Elena to otow no ogsamboy porom to bakotin din su igtagama to mgo batò no nig-iskuila. Elena refused [the request] of the person who had wished to borrow her piglet because she was keeping it in preparation for the children who were going to school. see: ligal.
balig v To change into something else.
baligwò v 1To be nauseated. Ko ogbalbaligwò ki rò, tigbal dò no ogmaro-ot ka diralom ta di warò ki pad nakato-od no og-i-ilob. If we are simply nauseated, our insides feel a little bad but we haven't yet actually vomited. 2To be severely nauseated to the extent that one will vomit. Ko ogbaligo-on ki, og-ilob ki to ngingi woy ko du-on kino-on no ogko-ilob. Ko og-ungod ki ogbaligo-on, ogko-i-ilob ki to nako-on ta. When we are severely nauseated we spit up [our] saliva and if we have food we have eaten then it will be vomited. If we are continually very nauseated, we will repeatedly vomit up that which we have eaten.
balikid 1v To turn around, overturn, turn sideways, turn upside down, or to turn over to one’s side as when sleeping. Og-alikon, sikan ka bunsud to ogbalikid. Og-alikon on oyow ogkalilid on. To lift with a lever, that is the beginning of turning [the log] over. It is lifted by leverage so it will roll. [If not reduplicated, the root seems to indicate a single revolution, apparently in any direction. When reduplicated the sense seems to mean to turn back and forth or to toss and turn as someone in pain.] see fr.: lilid 1.1. 1.1v To turn something around or upside down. 1.2vs To accidently turn over; capsize, as a glass of water. 2vs To turn toss and turn back and forth, as someone in pain. Ungod ogkabalbalikid ka lawa rin su subla ka masakit din. He is always tossing and turning (lit. repeatedly turning his body over) because his pain is excessive. 3adj To be backwards; reversed. 3.1adj To be wrong side out, as a dress that is inside out.
baliku-kù adj To twist and turn, as road
balikù 1n A curve, as that of a road. or a river. Songo tikù dò ka balikù. A single turn is just one curve. 2v To turn, as a corner 3v To twist and turn as a mountain road or a river. Ka dalan no kalasara no oghondiò to Sinuda, ungod ogbaliku-kù. The path of the highway which goes to Sinuda, it is always twisting and turning. see: tabodtabod; see: tiku-tikù; see: libut-libut.
balila n Wooden bar used in weaving to keep the woven part tight. Ka otow no oghahabol to manggad, igsonson din ka balila to sikan no hinabal din. The person who is weaving cloth, uses the weaving bar to press down [the threads of] that which he is weaving. [It has teeth like a comb whch is pressed down against the woven trhreads.]
balingotngot 1vs Become tangled or knotted, as thread or a string of beads. Ka kuralun ku, no-ulug to lamisaan no nabalingotngot su nagulak on su na-awò to nigliboran. My [nylon] cord fell from the table and became tangled because it became dishevelled because it came off of the spool (lit. where it was wound). 2v Extended meaning: To come apart emotionally. Ko du-on otow no dakol ka igkasasow rin, ogkabalingotngot ka goinawa rin. If someone is very worried, he comes apart emotionally (lit. his breath becomes tangled.) [to the extent that he may lose self control. DB comment says if no one can advise him, he may do something bad like to kill someone.]
balingù vs Turned or twisted, sprained as one's foot or hand. Ka nigli-ag a to nigbubula, nabalingù ka pa-a ku no nigmohirap ad on to oghipanow su niglobag on no songo simana woy nigkilos. When I played ball, my foot was sprained (or “turned under”) and so it became difficult for me to walk because it swelled and was a whole week before [the swelling] went down. Kabalingù ka bibig to ogngisi ko mausilom. One will get a twisted lip from laughing after dark. [as when one turns one's foot and suffers a sprain.] see: kolong.
balintu-ad 1vs Tip over and fall; fall head over heels. [Ko ogka-antog ka lamisaan] ogkabalintu-ad ka mgo basu ka noko-untud to lamisaan. Ogkapolod ka basu no ogkabus-ug ka woig. [When a table is bumped], the glasses which were on the table will tip over and fall. Ka otow no no-ulug to baloy nabalintu-ad ka no-ulug dio to tano.̀ The person who fell from a house, fell head over heels to the ground. osyn: polod 4. 2v Fall head over heels. Ogkaallok ki ko ogka-antual ka batò no ogbalintu-ad. We are afraid that the child will rock forward and will fall head over heels. 2.1v To tumble. Og-ali-ad ka miow no ogbabalintu-ad ko ogli-ag to duma rin no miow. The cat leans back and tumbles when it plays with another cat (lit. its companion cat).
balintus v To knot as a thread. Hon-om ka toì dii to momol ku. Kara toì nigbalintus. There are six stitches in my gums. Each one was knotted.