Browse Vernacular - English


kalung₁ n Shell, of an egg, crab [This would apply to the shell of a crab that is discarded, but the discarded shell of a shrimp, or the skin of a snake would be luason.] see: luas 1.
kalung₂ succumb ?? Maga-an ogpakapangalung to kamatayon su layung og-u-unduk. They will quickly succumb ?? to death because they are always bowing their heads.
kalungon n The shell and membrane of an egg. Ka luiton to atolug, lagkos to kalusaput, sikan ka kolungon. The outside layer of an egg including the membrane, that is the kalungon.
kalunsawi n A black bird.
kalupas n A tan-colored, lacy-like edible fungus growth. [This apparently sprouts on decaying abaca or banana stalks & leaves. DB says that the kalupas which grows on the abaka is sturdier and tends to hold its shape when cooked but the kalupas mushroom which grows on decaying banana stalks is more fragile and easily breaks down when cooked.]
kalus v Scratch with claws. [This kind of scratching produces wounds in contrast to kutkut or pangutkut which would be used to scratch something that itches.] see: kutkut 1.
kalusisi n 1Small red-breasted parrot resembling a “love bird” [This is a small, green parrot similar to a “love bird”. Both have red cheeks. The female has a red head and beak. The male, referred to as the datù, has a green top notch, a red breast and red feathers on his back.] see fr.: uranda 2. 2A girlfriend, or boyfriend [DB says they have not yet decided to get married but they like each other So the term "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" would apply. However However, they would be embarrassed if someone referred to their relationship in such terms. X]
kaluwagi. syn: lakbang 3.
kalù n A hat. [A Manobo hat is woven from leaves but commercially sold hats would also be called kalù. Other types of head covering such as a scarf or umbrella would be called a torong “head coverings”.] gen: torung 1; gen: torong (generic).
kamanga n Sharpening stone, whetstone.
kamansal 1n Pestle with top carved so inner piece of wood bobs up and down to make a noise when pounding rice. 2v To make a rythmic noise with the kamasal pestle. 3adj STo be stained, as a shirt see: tamak.
kamansi n A kind of breadfruit, seeds when boiled, peeled and eaten taste like nuts.
kambing n Goat.
kambu-oy n Type of shell fish with found in fresh water.
kamiara n A reddish brown and orange chicken which has long feet. Dakol woy matangkawal no manuk ka kamiara. The |kamiara chicken is llarge and tall.
kamogò₂ n An eye condition characterized by redness of the eye; pink eye.
kamogò₁ cf: bilas. n A condition of the eye characterized by redness; pink eye.
kamol n A metal band, often made of bronze, which reinforces a bolo handle or shaft of a spear. (Also applies to a band on the end of a pencil. )
kamolong see fr.: langgi-on.
kamolung n beetle Ka anak to mgo kamolung, alibutod, katod, langgi-on The offspring of the beetle(s) are the alibutod katod [and] langgi-on grubs. [Any of several varieties of beetle, some of which are cultivated for their larva, or grubs. The edible grubs include alibutod, katod and langgi-ion. The pupa stage for each of these is called, kanggò. (The kumungbow “coconut beetle”, is also a kamolung but has its own specific name.)] see fr.: katod; see fr.: kumumbow.
kamomo-u n Wrist.
kamos adj Wet to some degree; damp see: subid 1.
kamot 1n A cut field, of rice or other grain; year. Ka agalayan, sikan ka maluag no kamot. Tibò dò no agoloy sikan. Ka agalayan is a wide field. It is all corn. osyn: agalayan. 2v To cut a field; esp with bolo. 2.1v Cut grass, esp. with a bolo [A lawn mower also is said to ogkakamot. (DB says one cannot use an axe to cut a field. That is used for felling trees.)] see: sapsap 1; see: bandoy. 3Time of cutting rice field (latter part of March-month when locusts chirp during the day). see: tu-id 1.
kamoy 1n Praying mantis. 2v Beckon 3n Finger (person, crab, shrimp). 4v To swim overhand; to wave arms around.
kampilan n A twarrior's knife used to kill people having one or two-edges, straight or wavy, which may be edged with poison. (The wavy kampilan is always double-edged.). Kakampilaan, mo-irob to mgo bagani no ighimatoy to otow. The kampilan is a warrior's knife used to kill people.