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ba1advIndicates that the speaker is somewhat irritated; emphasizes what the speaker is saying.Hain mu ba tiyawꞌ in būk ku?Where did you keep my book?2advAdds politeness to a request.Indaꞌ, dāha ba kākuꞌ in baldi pa babaꞌ.Lassie, please take the bucket downstairs for me.
bāꞌnPork.Diꞌ aku magkaun bāꞌ.I don’t eat pork.
baꞌguvar.baguadjNew, recent, fresh, young.Naglayn sila pa bāy baꞌgu.They moved into a new house.vtag mag-; pat -un.To renew, revise, or change (something).Baꞌguhun ta in kalangan.We will revise the song.Subay mu baꞌguhun in addat tabiat mu.You have to change your attitude.ANT.daan
baꞌlusvar.balus1adjSmelly, sour, rancid, spoiled (as of milk or cooked food).Baꞌlus na in istaꞌ.The fish is smelly.vact -um-; pat ma-.(For food to) spoil or become rancid,Maꞌlus in kaunun bang labayan dūm.The rice will spoil if left overnight.2adjOld, antiquated, worn out (as of a story, manner, or fashion).Baꞌlus na in suysuy yan.That’s old news now.
baꞌngugadj(Of water or coconut juice) spoiled, stale.Baꞌngug na in tubig butung.The coconut juice is spoiled.OV SYN.baꞌlus 1kahang
baꞌtalvar.batal1vtpat pa-…-un; ran -an.To touch (a bride’s) forehead, (signifies broken virginity).In a Tausug wedding the bridegroom, after the formal ceremony, goes together with the officiating priest (imam) to the bride’s room and touches the latter’s forehead with his finger to symbolize that they are now man and wife.Kiyabaꞌtalan na in pangantin babai.The bride’s forehead has been touched (by the groom).2adj(Of an ablution, prayer, or fast) invalid.In sambahayang baꞌtal diꞌ taymaun sin Tuhan.An invalid prayer won’t be accepted by God.vpat ma-.(For a performance of prayer, a fast, an ablution, etc.) to be or become invalid.An ablution (ayl) or a prayer (sambahayang) may be invalidated by coming in contact with something ritually unclean (haram), by touching someone of the opposite sex, even one’s spouse or child, by making a mistake in performing the ablution or prayer, or by passing urine, feces, or gas. A fast may be invalidated by eating or taking medicine during the time prescribed for fasting, by vomiting, or by blood coming out in menstruation or in a cut, by wounding someone, or by sexual contact after sahul or during the day.Mabaꞌtal in puasa mu bang kaw magsuka.Your fast will be invalid if you throw up.
baakvar. ofbākvTo meet (something).
*baakvag maka-; ran ka-…-an.To discover, find (something); determine, find out something).Nakabaak na kaw sin kakanaꞌ kabayaan mu?Did you find the material you want?Walaꞌ ku kiyabaakan in bāy piyaghulaan nila.I didn’t find the house where they live.Awn kangian kiyabaakan mu kaniya?Did you find any fault in him?Subay na kabaakan in kasulutan ampa kita muwiꞌ.We shouldn’t go home until a peaceful settlement is determined.OV SYN.batukCf.lawag 1
baanvrdp. act mag-.To be in a group, flock.Usu. spoken of fish, birds, or animals, but may also be used of people.Nagbaan-baan in mastal nagkāꞌ gadji.The teachers flocked to get their salaries.nbaananFlock, herd, drove, crowd, school, group.In uwak kamasuhulan maglupad ha baanan.Crows usually fly in flocks.OV SYN.*umbanbuyan*tundan 1
baatnA kind of song sung in Tausug for entertainment or self-enjoyment, ballad.Deals with the themes of love, sadness, or joy and is frequently sung to the bride or groom at weddings.Mabayaꞌ tuud aku magdungug baat.I really like to hear a ballad.OV SYN.luguꞌtarasullangankalang2 GENR.sail
babavCV 3 ag mag-; pat -un.To carry (someone) on one’s back.Babaha hi Indaꞌ pa lupaꞌ.You carry Inda to the ground on your back.
bābārelWhile.Siglaꞌ na kaw uwiꞌ bābā way ulan.Go home quickly while it’s not yet raining.
babaꞌ1nThe bottom (of something), the lower part (of something); beneath or under (something).Kitaa in tawmpaꞌ ku ha babaꞌ sin lamisahan.Look for my shoes under the table.OV SYN.sawmANT.taas 1vtag mag-, mang-; ran -an.To go down, make (something) lower.Magbabaꞌ aku dayn ha bāy bang awn hinangun ku ha babaꞌ.I go down from the house if I have work to do downstairs.Babaan ku in lilingkuran sin basikul ini, sabab diꞌ aku makatanam.I’ll lower the seat of this bicycle because I’m not comfortable.viact -um-.(For something physical) to become lower; (for a price) to come down.Kuꞌnu mabaꞌ in hargaꞌ sin lana?When will the price of oil come down?adjmababaꞌShort, low.Mababaꞌ pakarayaw in paglupad sin ariplanu!Good grief! the airplane is flying low.adjpatibabaꞌHumble, not proud or arrogant, unassuming, modest.In tau patibabaꞌ bukun abbuhan.A person who is modest is not boastful.2vrdp. ag mang-; pat -un.To disparage, degrade, belittle (something).Ayaw mu babaꞌ-babaa in hinang sin mayul.Don’t disparage the mayor’s achievement.
babaꞌ ataynHumility.adjmababaꞌ atayHumble.Subay kitaniyu malasa ha tau mababaꞌ atay.We should love a humble person.atay
bābagnA sill, floor joist, any horizontal brace or support.Ayaw naa lansanga in manga bābag yan.Don’t nail those joists yet.vag mag-, -um-; pat -un; goal -an.To place or arrange (something) perpendicular (to something else); place (something) crosswise.Bābagun ku in batang kahuy ha dān.I’ll place the tree trunk perpendicular to (i.e., across) the road.Bābagun ta subay in kahuy yan pa hagdan.We have to put that wood perpendicular to the stairs.adjCross-eyed; crosswise.Bābag in pangatud mu.You are looking crosseyed.
bābag atayadjObstinate, contrary.In tau bābag atay mahunit hinduan.An obstinate person is hard to teach.atay
babainA woman, female.Applies particularly to humans but is sometimes used of animals or plants.Malingkat in babai yaun.That woman is pretty.OV SYN.umagakvag mag-.To have illicit affairs with other women, be unfaithful to one’s wife.Mangiꞌ in usug magbabai bang awn asawa niya.It’s wrong for a married man to have illicit affairs with other women.OV SYN.kiridausug-usugusug
babai mangiꞌnEuph.A prostitute.OV SYN.puta
babarāpaadjVarious, miscellaneous.Ginis babarāpa na in sayul diyaragang ha tabuꞌ.There are various kinds of vegetables sold in the market.OV SYN.ginis
babatnBelly (derogatory term).Malagguꞌ in babat mu.You have a big belly.OV SYN.tiyan 1
babaw1nThe upper surface (as of a table, shelves, body of water, heap of papers, or clothes).Butangan in saruk ha babaw lamisahan.Place the hat on the upper surface (i.e., top) of the table.OV SYN.taas 1puntukvAR ag mag-, -um-; ran -an.To place (something) on top (of something else).Babawan ta sin kātas in tamungun bat diꞌ kalummian.Let’s cover the clothes with paper so they won’t get dirty.2.1nShallowness (of water).Biyaꞌ diin in babaw sin tubig?How shallow is the water?adj(Of water) shallow, not deep.2.2nSuperficiality (of knowledge, one’s mind).adjmababaw(Of knowledge) superficial, shallow.Bang in maghutbaꞌ ha langgal mababaw da in ingat niya pasal sin Kuraan kulang da in tau makahati.If the knowledge of the preacher in the mosque about the Koran is shallow, only a few people will understand.OV SYN.malawmlawm 1.2
babayuseebayunA small pestle.
babbaladjFoolish, stupid, idiotic.In tau babbal diꞌ kapangandulan.An idiotic person cannot be trusted.OV SYN.asmakjulupdupang
babuꞌvar.abuꞌ1nAunt, stepmother.Primarily a term of address used when speaking to the female siblings or cousins of one’s parent.2nA respectful term used in addressing a woman older than oneself.Marayaw kasuddahan hi Babuꞌ.Auntie is kind.OV SYN.inaun
babuꞌ dayangnMa’am, madam.Babuꞌ dayang maglutuꞌ na aku.Ma’am, I will cook now.Malasa aku kan babuꞌ dayang.I love my ma’am.OV SYN.babuꞌ 1