Tboli - English



e1interjYes.anta 1.1varel2ptlIndicates emphasis, always used in conjunction with ne as ne e 'now I', nem e 'now you', nen e 'now he/she' or when.New e nebel Méw dé ni.Now (at this time) I'll emp look for Monkey.Ekuloy ne e msut Mà Dì, tey noko nwiten.Yesterday when emp uncle arrived, he brought much sugarcane.3ptlOh; hey, used to get someone's attention.E tenngelem dé, Sembilà, deng gotu mékéng dounen soging huluhu, gotu tógó kem dumuhen.Oh look, Pal, the leaves of the banana plant I planted are all dry, part (of the bananas) are all ripe.
e-1pfxprepfxTo, toward something or someone; before.Mon le anì hyu kehlafus le ebè tniba.They say so that it's good for them to go early morning toward-to the field.Kesok bnonok desen yem tau, bè kayung gun emulék.If a person is murdered, kayung is where he goes to.cf1lem1 1ta 2
-evar-he1sfxprosfxI (-e set)."É gi," mon Iwas, "mduke mógów do.""Oh!," Monkey said, "as for me, I am too lazy to go."
ebel1vTo look for, seek, search for someone or something.Deng tfok yem tô ebelu ubi.The stick I would use to look for (dig) sweet potato is broken.
eben11.1nA tubular blanket used as a sling for carrying a baby or small child.Deng nee lembut Bulón, gotu ntólen eben ngaen.Bulón was angry, she chopped up the child's blanket sling.Eben ngà yem kumù nwahem yó.That blanket that you just took is the sling for carrying a child.For a newborn, the sling is placed around a person's neck and the baby is carried in the front. When the child is older, the sling is used like a strap hung from the person's forehead and the child is carried on the back. This sling is also used as a baby's cradle by tying it to one end of a long piece of bamboo which has been firmly secured at the other end to a rafter, allowing the end with the sling to be bounced up and down, a motion that puts babies to sleep. Often a long piece of twine is tied to the end of the bamboo where the cradle is attached. The loose end of this twine has a loop in it large enough to be looped around an adult's big toe. So while a person's hands are busy, the foot can be used to bounce the baby to sleep.1.2vTo carry someone, something in a sling either hung from a person's neck or forehead.Snayà ebenem du.Use a skirt (one section) to make a sling for carrying her.
ebutengsubentry ofbuteng 2Night; 24-hour period.e- 1.1To, toward something or someone; before.
eddoli1nOutsider; relative of an in-law.Kô angat matay ke wen dumuhem eddoli.Perhaps your relatives-in-law will die.Wen gfaem béléu soki myehen eddoli.You'll have trouble from me if you marry the outsider.
edebwaksubentry ofed- 1.1Toward something in an area below that is quite near.
edesdefsubentry ofed- 1.1Toward something in an area below that is quite near.
edinisubentry ofe- 1.1To, toward something or someone; before.
edlemsubentry ofed- 1.1Toward something in an area below that is quite near.
edmata kdawsubentry ofkdaw 1.4Daytime.
efed11.1n(Of people, chickens) lines, marks on legs or feet, said to be hereditary.Là móyóe myehen ebè Ségél dou, honò efed ti le lan le són te kohù luun le.I don't want to marry anyone from the Ségél area, their feet all have lines from the ashes of the firetable.1.2v/adjTo have these lines.
efeng1nFemale monkey.cfiwas 1.1tama 1.1
efet11vargefet1.1conjUntil, extending to.Kul gunu seblà nù kem Tboli bè sneged Cotabato bè Sinolon, Sbù, efet kól ebè Kiambà.The place where the Tboli dwell is upstream of Cotabato in Sinolon, Lake Sebu, extending to Kiambà.Ke là muluhen bulung bolos efet suloyen, bolos gna hlalak du.If he doesn't plant the early rice until the next day (overnight), the fox will cut across the field first.1.2vTo sustain for the time being.Mulu te silà mò efet te gu laan là deng gefet yem halay.Let's plant corn to sustain (lit. reach to) us before the rice is harvested.2varnefetsefet2.1nPlace of refuge; stationary place.Ke là du efetu denge matay.If he hadn't been my refuge I would have died.2.2vTo reach a place of refuge.syntódô 3.2
efet2idiom ofefet1 1.2To sustain for the time being.
egefvarmegefsegef1vTo pilfer, loot, plunder.Bè yem gida wen se hnatay me ne wen se gomong egef me kul kem kimu le.In the war there were some that we killed and some that we also plundered of their things.cfaga 1.1hamfas 1.1hugus 1.1kuhì 1.1led 1.1swa 1.1tfel 1.1
egel11.1nA sharpened stick used for making holes in the ground when planting corn, beans, cucumbers.Moi kut egel dé.Make us a sharpened stick.1.2vTo use this sharpened stick.
egem1n(Of people) true color, custom.Hyu se deng eles gwà ni egemen logi angat tô myehen kóm yó.It's good that the true color of that man wanting to marry you comes out this early.Tey sidek egemen yem fun Telemwél.The spirit-owner of Telemwél (a mountain) has a very cruel custom.synadat 1.2kmò 11
ehek11.1nA dibble-stick, a pointed stick used to make holes for planting rice.Hentilob ye ma ehek.Choose the best (materials) for dibble-sticks.When planting upland rice, the men use the dibble-sticks to make the holes for the rice seed; the women go along behind them dropping in four or five seeds in each hole.1.2vTo plant rice using a dibble-stick for making the holes.synhulu 1.2
ehek tefak1nA dibble-stick with a noise maker on the top so that it makes a clapping sound as the holes are made.
ek-1pfxprepfxDirection toward + nominalizer.Deng hangayu ekni Hnu.I had Turtle fetched to-here.
ekni1advA long time ago, it often equates with Once upon a time.Tehe yu ekni...Formerly a long time ago...Gel mon le ekni...A long time ago they always said...cfni 2