Tboli - English


bgang1nType of grass.Appendix 17-02 Grasses2vTo divide or break in half a large piece of something, such as bamboo.-em-, -en-.cfbtù 1
bidangnPiece, sheet, as of tin or plywood.Hilu bidang duen?How many pieces are left?Sotu bidang sin deng benlihu.I bought one piece of galvanized tin.cfbotù 1
bigà1n(Of women) a sickness.cfbiloy 1tafo 12vTo use as a curse for foolish behavior.h-, k-, -n-.cfhtolo 1
bigunA flat, shallow, wide winnowing basket with four inset corners.Nkay le bigu ke wen tuón le duhen kem fay le.They lift up (serve) a winnowing basket (full of food) when their parents-in-law or sisters-in-law are there.synlideng 1cftfuul 1Appendix 24 BasketsvTo use this basket.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.cfteef 1
bihongvTo bend or make something crooked.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.adj(Of iron) bent, not straight any more.Deng mom gotu bihong yem bak daduhu, bà mon yem tey bnungkagu.My plow blade is all bent because I used it for the first breaking of the ground which was so hard.cfbéhé 1béhéng 1blosok 1kéngél 1sigol 1tlabés 1
bikingTagalog tuginDioscorea esculenta.A wild root plant which is much like sweet potato, but its root goes down two or more feet deep. It grows in the forest and the men dig for it.cfkabì 1Appendix 17-08 Tubers
Kinds of tadpoles
bikol bongtadpole that has a large body
bikol kdawbrown and yellow tadpole that appears during the hot season
bikol lembrown, medium-sized tadpole
bikol waksmall tadpole that is always by the rocks
Appendix 30 Fro
bikónLandslide; washout.vTo slide, as a portion of land.-n-.cflubék 1tbag 1tbék 1
bilnHair on the tip of a pig's tail.
bilangTagalog1vTo be counted as.Deng tehe monu mò kóm nitem tuhahem, là bilangen ke sónen uu.I already told you to bring your parents along, it's not counted if it's only you.2vJust as if.Bilang uu hmatay du tu yéem bè yem klefen alì lemangag mebel kóm.It's just as if you were the one killing your mother when she died, she grieved so looking for you.Ou bilang tuhahem du ni kyehenem ni deng matay se maem.Since your father has died I'll act as if I am your parents in this marriage of yours.synhenged 1timbang 2
bilawadjSlightly cross-eyed.h-.synkélé 1hbilawidiomSaid of girls and women who are not settled, who are always running around, flirting.
bilàvarSembilà1nColocasia esculenta.Elephant ears, a taro-like plant but very large like a banana plant, having very large leaves (elephant ears) for shade.Wen se lemii noko, ne wen se lekék, ne bud wen se lemii bilà.There are those who taboo the use of sugarcane and some a special kind of leaf (used in wrapping sticky rice, corn or cassava), and others also taboo the use of elephant ears.Appendix 17-07 Other plants2varsbilànPal, friend; friendship name used by two people living in different areas.Hyu ke wen bilaem bè yem sotu benwu anì wen gunum gdek soki mógów etu.It is good if you have a friend in another area so that you'll have a place to stay and rest when you go there.Appendix 03 Terms of address vTo enter into this kind of friendship.g-, h-, k-, m-, -m-, -n-, s-.Friendship term used between friends, also used in traditional stories.sem-.E tenngelem dé, Sembilà, deng gotu mékéng dounen soging huluhu, gotu tógó kem dumuhen.Oh look there, Pal, the leaves of the banana plant I planted are all dry and part (of the bananas) are all ripe.
bililnA steep slope.vTo be steep.h-.To follow along a path on a steep slope.
bilingvarblilingnSpool, for thread.vTo wind thread onto a spool.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
biloynVaginal polyp.cfbigà 1
bilônBroken rice kernel.Ke matak yem halay ke ndeken tey bong bilóen ne duhen ke alì hlò bè ofi duhen bè kdaw.If rice is immature when it's pounded (milled), there'll be many broken kernels. This happens also if it's over-dried on the fire or in the sun.vTo have more broken grains than whole grains.-n-.cfusok 1keneken bilôidiomSmall details.
binsulv(Of animals) to compel by force.Tey bakà tau ni, balù là móyóen lemolò du yem bew yem lan binsulen hlolò du du.This person is foolish; even though the carabao didn't want to follow that path, he forced him to follow it.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.synbasul 1dendel 1dinsul 1duel 1duil 1lumel 1lusu 1uluk 1useg 1
bintìv(Of cow and carabao) to kick.g-, h-, k-, m-, -m-, -n-, s-.cfsifà 1
binginA weed that horses like to eat. Its fuzz causes itching if it touches the skin.cfkmungig 1Appendix 17-03 Weeds
binguyvarbingóyvTo turn the head to look at something.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.Bninguyem kut kun kik ngà tu.Look and see what that child is crying about.s-.synhélê 1cfénég 1tdélé 1tngel 1
bisolnA very tart, edible orange fruit the size of a thumb that grows in clusters on a wild bush.cfklogo 2likón 1tulé 1Appendix 17-05 Bushes and shrubs; Appendix 26 Fruits
bisungvTo commit a mistake, error.Deng mom bisung yem tô nmou.I made a mistake (because of interference) in what I was doing.h-, -n-.synasén 1bakà 1book 2iba 2sekban 1kban
bitek1nPinworms.vTo be infested with pinworms.-n-.cfkuled 1yakù 12nThe tiny end of a thread that first goes through the eye of a needle, usually a two- or three-inch piece of abaca fastened to the thread for easy threading or used for beadwork.Mahi kdungon mò bitek dalumu.Get some abaca to make my needle threader.synholu 1vTo thread a needle.g-, h-, k-, m-, -m-, -n-.Bnitekem do dalum nii.Thread this needle for me.synbalu1 2tanul 1
bitik1nA row or line with stick markers, as in planting.Hilu bitiken?How many rows is it?cfidas 12vTo whip or hit something with a rope.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.Benitikem yem bew.Hit the carabao with the rope (to make it follow the row).3vTo flick something with finger and thumb.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.