Tboli - English


domonnA little grass shelter-nest made by a pig for shelter from rain or giving birth with only his head covered, the rest of his body sticking out.v(Of pigs) to make their grass shelter-nests.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
donvarmdonsdonvTo alight temporarily, as bees or flies before moving on.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.Tey ndon lenged yem moo masà bè sokok yóó.That odorous thing lying there in the corner is being alighted upon by flies.s-.
donolnA tree with small leaves that are white underneath.Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses
dongosvarhdongosnWhimpering cry or sound.vTo whimper, whine.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.Appendix 19 Sounds
dos1nTerm of address between spouses of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.cfleway 1Appendix 03 Terms of address 2vTo grunt, as a woman in labor or when lifting something heavy; to use this as an expression of refusal to do what is being asked to be done.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.cfutul 2
dotvargdotvTo take or get with fingers, pull out little by little destructively, as fibers from a basket.g-.Alì dê gdot le ni kem ngà nii.These children here are getting into many things.h-, k-, m-, n-.Béen dê ndot ye kô nudél le yu.Don't be getting into things, they might scold you.s-, semse-, sense-.cfma 1ulut 1wa 1
dounvarsdounn(Of trees, plants) leaf.Sok móyón bulón tmiba, gel tbó doun le ni kem koyu (klotò ne dóf) ni.When it's almost the month to clear a field, these (thorn) trees always shed their leaves.Lumun tô doun ksuna dounen.Its leaves (of rice) are like the leaves of onions (a stage in the growth of rice).doun btikLeaves of plants that reseed themselves when they fall to the ground.vTo leaf out.g-, h-, k-, -m-.Deng nbuten dmoun ne kem koyu mà dì.The trees of uncle are beginning to sprout leaves now.-n-.Dnounem yem dou ken.Use leaves to wrap my food in.s-.Sdoun ubi blayen dou.She gave me a leafful (what is piled on it) of sweet potato.
dowinn(Of men) loincloth made from leaves or cloth.vTo wear a loin covering.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.cftlukù 1
nMovement, transfer.vTo leave, move out of a place, go away.hu tleged lan le mled tonoku.The reason I moved out from upstream was because they took my land.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.blat dó/là gemdóidiomA slow mover, said about a woman who is fat, simple or lethargic, or a person who is lazy or pregnant.
advPerhaps, maybe, perchance, possibly.Wen tlu folò libu kwen le ni kem tau ni.There are perhaps thirty thousand of these people.syndéke 1
dódólvarmedódólnUnstable feelings.vTo feel disturbed, shaken, bothered when fearing something; to change one's mind due to fear.g-, h-.Tey hdódólen nawaw yem tey tulón sidek ekimel.The bad news yesterday really bothered me (my breath, feeling).k-, m-, meg-.Botong megdódól nawan tey dê hewó le du mon le, "Bnantak le uu ditu."He was feeling bothered (because) they scared him by saying, "They are threatening you there."s-.
dófTagalog dapdapnErythrina variegata.A thorn tree, usually used for caskets.dóf, sok deng ketbó dounen, nbuten mulók.As for the thorn tree, when it sheds its leaves, it begins to flower.Appendix 09-02 Trees for lumber and other uses
dófónvargdófónvTo inspire, encourage, influence.Béem dófón bélê le yem kóm atul.Don't be influenced by them in your own plan.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
DógpnTerm of address for a young boy.cfMan 11Min 1Séng 1Sól 11Appendix 03 Terms of address
dóknAn order, a command for someone to do something.Tey sidek dók yem dókem tu koni.It was a very bad order that you ordered just now (i.e., a bad thing to have somebody do).vTo order someone to do something.Wen se logi tódô dók le mulék ke datù tuónen.Sometimes a man is ordered to return home if his parent-in-law is a chief.g-, h-.Béi gel hdók.Don't always wait to be ordered to do something (as when working or living with someone).k-, m-.cfdanda 1dansók 1dawat 1lò dók/tey dók.idiomA polite expression used before giving a command.
dólnA large plank just inside the door at the top of the stairs where the mortar is placed when pounding rice.Soki kól ditu, hnódó le u, kmintang le, mdek le dól.When you arrive there, they welcome you, they play the klintang and they pound rice on the plank.Mdek dól is a ritual for big occasions. They pound on the plank as though they are pounding rice when they arrive from a killing and when they are performing a medicine ritual etc.Appendix 11 Parts of a traditional house
dólónScraps of material left from cutting out something; banana leaves cut in pieces to use as wrappers for sticky rice.vTo cut into pieces.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.doun dnólóBanana leaves cut for wrapping food.
dómvarhdómvTo borrow; to lend.Hdómem do bokem.Lend me your book.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.
dóngvarsedóngnA kick with the heel.vTo kick something hard; to kick the blankets off in one's sleep.g-, h-, k-, m-.Mdóng elem kfuhu yem udélem.Your words kicked me in the chest.n-.s-.Hanà mdóng tutuenidiomFemale puberty marked by the breast development.
dóyónvTo praise someone.Ke mdengen keheken ke wen tau, yó sen alì dóyón le, mon le tey mdengen.If a man's preparation for planting rice is complete, that's what they really praise; they say it's very plentiful/complete/well-organized.g-, h-, k-, -m-.Tey tau dmóyón dou bè yem ksakayu kudà.Many people praised me on my horseback riding.s-, sem-, sen-.adjHonored, exalted, praised.meg-.synsalù 1hton dóyón2idiomShow-off, proud, wanting to be praised.
dsolvTo be sensible, serious.he-.Olò ye hedsol igò ye deng gotu lembang tau.Be sensible since you are already adults.gehe-, kehe-, hem-, hen-, ke-, me-.Yem kestulón le là medsolen.Their conversation is not serious (no direction).adjSensible in things done.cfbtol 1tolgulit 1ulit 1hyu 1tedeng 1
dsù1nAn offering given to spirit-beings known as the owners.Sundu dsù du nim nmoem ni.What you are doing here is not an offering.vTo give something as an offering to spirit-beings known as the owners.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-.Sok hdà le gunù demsù fat hehek le du.When they make a place to offer to the spirits they put up four small posts.-en-.Deng densù mà yem blétê bong debwak kimel.Father gave an offering for the large strangler fig (he wants to cut down) just below us yesterday afternoon.se-.There are five situations which require offerings to the spirit owners: before going hunting, before cutting down a large tree, before moving into a new house, before beginning to cast metal and when treating a family member who is sick. Certain foods are required for all these offerings, but for the offering given before going hunting and before moving into a new house, all the traditional possessions of value, men and women's alike, are also offered. Once offered these possessions cannot be bartered or sold without first finding a replacement. The food used as an offering is eaten by the family after there has been sufficient time for the spirit-beings to have satisfied themselves. This is true for all offerings except the offering given before chopping down a large tree; the food for this offering is left for the spirits. As long as a hunter or the one who is casting metal is having good success, a second offering is not necessary. Often it is a year or more between offerings.2vTo burst forth in abundance, as rain.ge-, he-, ke-, -em-.To suddenly burst forth, as a down pouring of rain.Ne tikóng deng lemnga ne Datù Fak, tey tmengeb gu bè longit, ne demsù yem tey blabaden kulón, ne dmunuk yem él.And when Chief Frog was in a deep sleep, the sky was very dark, suddenly that enormous rain burst and the river flooded.
duproHe, she, it, him, her, it (ou set). It functions only as a substitute for the noun participants that are focused in the sentence.Ne Tukol matù, ne du gna tau.And Tailor Bird won the contest, and he was the first person.Ne duhen ni, yó snólóku béléem, moen ke tendohi mit ofi?And this is it now, which I'm asking you, why is it you are continually bringing fire (with you)?Là tulónu du du.I didn't tell him about it.cfduhen 1du me/hdu me iThat's true.duhe kómThat's why (I didn't); so that.duhen yóThat's it.hlò duhen1It's all the real thing, pure, true.
dudumnHead covering, towel or anything draped over the head.vTo use a head covering.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.