Tboli - English



sabakn1A type of chicken nest; any basket-like object that doesn't have a cover on it.The nest is made by splintering one end of a long bamboo pole and then weaving something else into it to make it round. The other end serves as the stand.2Color, purple, as the color of some sweet potato and taro tubers.3A small nest-like basket, made of splintered bamboo, used for sacrificing to the spirits.
sabang1nWorker larvae of honeybees, the pupae in the sealed cells of the honeycomb. (At this stage all the cells are filled with worms that are developing wings.)Là wen tneb gwa le deng gotu sabang yem nuhag.They didn't get any honey, it was only larvae of the honeybees they got.
sabat1nCat's cradle, a game played with string on the fingers.synkì bolì 1.1sayà 1.1
sabà1nDeer antlers.2vTo retort, answer back to an accusation.3vTo support from down below with the hand; to catch a falling object by getting under it.
sabi1nCorn in the field that is hard, no longer having fluid in the kernels and almost ready for harvesting (hard but not completely dry).Deng kesyuméhen, ominen sabi.After (the corn) is completely filled in, then (the next stage is) hard and almost ready for harvesting.Gel le mò lubed ke deng móyónen sabi silà.They usually make sticky corn cakes when the corn is almost hard and almost ready to be picked.When the corn has reached this stage in its development, it is no longer good for boiling. It is good for roasting on the cob over hot coals or the kernels can be roasted in a fry pan and then pounded. When the corn is completely dry for harvesting it can then be used for milling.cfblibù 1.1galing 1.1gnoyugnólódhekbéng 1kbénglenufi 1.1lufi 1sóbów 1.1
sabun11.1nSoap.1.2vTo use soap.cfkekél 1.1
sabun mumutsubentry ofmumut 1.1Fragrant.
sabut1n(Of abaca) waste from the stripping.
sabù1nSomething used to obstruct harm/evil intended by a supernatural force such as that predicted by an omen bird or caused by attending a burial.Ke deng kogolen motun yem ulal, gel le mebel kulóy mò nmò le sabù. Gel dnutung le solu aut anì là dohoen yem neet angat sut.After a snake has come up (into a house), they always look for cane to make something to ward off harm. They burn (the cane) at the foot of the pole ladder so that which the omen predicted will not happen.The procedure of burning wax after a death and placing it on the path so that those who accompany the body to the burial will smell it on their way back is believed to prevent sickness.
sadab1vTo roast meat, corn, bananas or tubers in the flame of the fire rather than the coals.cfétê 2hekléng 1.1silab 1.1
saf11.1vTo peel sugar cane or bark from a tree with a knife.cfdis 1.2ki 1.11.2adjScraped.cfukét 1.3
safak1nSmall, rectangular, woven pocket basket used as a wallet.cfabì 1.1leban 1.1
safat1nMaggot.cfkuled 1.1
safà11.1nVow.1.2vTo vow, swear that one won't do something or make something until a certain incident comes about; to affirm or say with solemn earnestness for great emphasis.
safì1nDomestic cow; steer.
sagid1vTo distribute, serve, as food.Là nsó le du tau, tódô hwen le anì glukas ke deng sagid le.They don't count the people, they just make plenty so that there'll be extra when they have distributed it.
saif1nName for a certain appearance of the moon which is usually the best time for planting.
sakab1vTo jump up and chase after something; to rise up suddenly after someone.
sakad11.1ncorn tassel.1.2vFor the corn to reach the stage wherein the tassels come out.2An edible weed.
sakat1nPig's foot, hoof.