Browse Vernacular - English
obù 1v If a body part is not made explicit, DB says they will cut the body open to remove contents of the stomach including intestines, atoloy, lungs. Ka otow no og-iyow to babuy, og-obu-an ka gotok su og-awo-on ka bituka rin. The person who slaughters a pig by cutting its throat, he cuts open the stomach because he will remove its intestines. [There is a question here whether these two kinds of obù are two senses or if the second is an extention of meaning. The underlying meaning of obù seems to be to cut and open up some part of the anatomy.] 2v to be operated on. Ka boi no ogkoirapan ka og-anak, og-obu-an ka gotok oyow igpalibbuas ka batò. The woman who is having difficulty as she gives birth, her stomach will be opened up so the child can be caused to be taken out. Ka sikan no nig-ulì a ligkat to Davao no nig-obu-an ka ulu ku, nigpamula koy to homoy. At that [time] when I returned from Davao when my head had been operated on, we planted rice. Ka nig-alap ku ka anak ku diò to dibabò, woy on obu-i to duktul ko a las siis on to masolom. When I took my daughter (lit. offspring) down river, it wasn't until six o'clock in the morning when she was operated on. 3?? Inobu-an to bilog. The trunk of an eel.