Browse Vernacular - English
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.]
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.