Browse Kankanaey – English



anák1kinship 3, non-reciprocalLineal descendant at the first generation level below ego; child.specton-ód1See alsoagíamáapó1elí 2ináiyógtankasíngsingpipidwásenánsenéd2NounOffspring, of human, animal, or plant.3Active Verbman-, -om-1, i-To give birth to.4Active Verb-enTo sponsor someone as a godchild.
anámStative verb1To be fitting, suited for, appropriateAnám nan pókis na.This haircut of his is appropriate.2mai-To be fitting, suited for, appropriateMaianám din maóng si pára oblá.Jeans are suited for work.
an-anákNounNarrow side of rectangular house.See alsoam-amá
anángaActive Verbman-, ma- (abilitative), -enTo clash, not get along with, disagree with, as with someone's opinion, hot pepper not going well with hot rice.Man-anánga din síli sin man-átong ay innapóy.Hot peppers clash with hot rice.Maanángak din kalín Tátang.I disagree with Father's words.
ánapActive Verb1-om-3, -enTo search, look for (usually something concrete, as a person, place or object)Tolóngam kod sak-én ay en mangánap sin antókos ko.Please help me go look for my glasses.Énak anápen din nalítaw ay pilák ko.I'm going to look for my lost money.2i-To search, look for (something abstract, as a strategy)Iánap nay iyát na ay lomayáw.He is looking for a way to escape.The usage of i- and -en needs more clarification. According to at least some speakers, the affix in the preceding example (Iánap nay iyát na...) could be either i- or -en, but in the example before that (Enák anápen...), it would be incorrect to use iánap.3i...anTo search, look for on someone's behalf.Ianápan yo kod din iiyógtan yo si pan-obláan da.Please look on behalf of your younger siblings for a place for them to work.4maka-, -enTo look for successfully, i.e., to find.Adíak makaánap.I can't find it.With the -en suffix, the past aspect often connotes find, whereas nonpast connotes look for.
ánawNounVariety of edible mushroom which customarily appears during Sept. and Oct..
anáwaActive Verb-enTo stop s.o from quarrelling or fighting.Synonymségag
anáwang1NounCeremony for a newborn child, involving an animal sacrifice.2Active Verb-om-3, -anTo perform a ceremony for a newborn child to ensure its proper growth and development.3Active Verbi-To sacrifice something as part of the ceremony for a newborn child.Adí da inanawángan sak-én.They didn't perform the newborn child ceremony for me.As part of the ceremony, a pig is butchered for a firstborn child (3 chickens may be substituted if no pig is available) and 2-3 chickens for any succeeding child. The ceremony may also be performed for an adult if it wasn't performed at birth and if that omission has caused illness. All family members except the mother may eat the butchered animal. An old man or woman (not the parents) may say the required prayer addressed to the twenty godskabonyán.
anáy1Active Verb1-om-1To be enough, in size or quantity.Ay omanáy san pilák mo?Is that money of yours enough?2i-To budget or ration something to make it be enough, as money, food.Ian-anáy mo din kaném.Ration your food to make it be enough.See alsoadó1 1kostósaldéng 3
anáy21ExclamationOuch.2Active Verbman-To groan aloud in pain; say ouch.See alsobayéweng
andápNounFrost, ice, snow.See alsodalaló
andáyActive Verb1-om-1, i-To straighten, stretch out the legs.Omandáy ka anggán mansakít.Straighten your legs even though it hurts.Iandáy mo san sikím.Stretch out your legs.2-anTo stretch out the legs on something.3pa...enTo pull someone's legs out straight.See alsosakínday
andáyanNounPlace for legs, as foot of bed.
andó1AdjectiveLong, tall, as a person, tree, trail, rope.2Active Verb-om-1To become longer or taller.Omandó sis-iyá mo madakdaké.3Active Verbi-, -en, pa...enTo make something long or high, as by cutting off a long section, cutting off a standing tree higher on the trunk; to lengthen, as a speech; to let something get longer or taller.Paandoék pay asíak aláen.I'll let it grow taller, then I'll get it.Adí ka paandoém san kalím.Don't make your speech any longer.4Active Verbi...anTo be taller than someone or something.Iandoánas tátang na óno si nánang na.He is taller than his father or his mother.5Stative verbma-To become longer, taller.Así toópen da din banbán ta maandó.Then they tie together the strips of wild bamboo so they will be made long.antaptík
andokálangAdjectivevery long, tall.See alsoandókayáng 2
Andoy díla na.
ánesNounClimbing bamboo, used for basketry.See alsobanbánbíkakawáyan
ang-ánggay1Adjective+ pron2 or non-focused nounAlone, by oneself; last remaining.Ang-ánggay ninás nabay-án; adíak iláko.This is the last one left; I won't sell it.2Active Verbi-To be the only ones to do something; to do on their own, without outside help (not necessarily in private).Iang-ánggay yo ay nákay ay mangisidá.You older men will be the only ones to eat it.3Stative verbma-To be alone; to be on one's own.Awní ta maang-ánggay kayó, así kayó owáy.Wait until you are on your own (i.e. until I die), then you can do as you please.linkes-esá
angápilNounTonsils.See alsoak-aklóngin-inókkákangkalongókong
ángat1Adjectivema-Short-tempered, vicious, easily provoked, as a person, dog, + CV2Active Verbman-, -om-1To be, become angry, the anger being overtly expressed.Man-ángatak mo owát ineétek din ibagbagám en sak-én.I am angry when what you what you are saying to me is just lies.linklitnókOverlaping Synonymbóngot1
ángawActive Verbman-, -om-2, -enTo be or become crazy.
angéNounPig food.See alsokiníbolángew
ángeyActive Verbmang-, -enTo check a trap, snare, or fish line.Ay daán maángey san kátig mo?Has that bird snare of yours not yet been checked?See alsobekás2ekátpáod