Tboli - English


fólbulnRattus mindanensis mindanensis.Common Philippine field rat.Appendix 29 Rodents
fsità limu ladnTwenty-five centavos.
fu1nMegalaima haemacephala haemacephala.Coppersmith or crimson-breasted barbet.Appendix 10 Birds2vTo finish, used up; complete to the end, as when reading a book, viewing a film.g-.gfuhen.He was not able to finish (his life) (of child's death).h-.To end one's life (suicide).hen-.To proceed, continue an activity through to completion.Nénégem ke deng mfu yem snuk ofi.Look and see if the sticks in the fire are used up.Deng le gotu mfu.They have all died (of foreparents' death reaching old age).k-, m-.Hdómu kóm yem bok sok deng mfuhu.To finish, end, as a candle that burned all out.I'll let you borrow this book when I have finished it.n-, s-.vargfuhfumfusfusynteflok 13vTo own something.gem-, gen-, m-, n-.varfunRoot refmfufromfu 2mulék fu, mulék tu.idiomA call to return to your origin, owner.
fuk1vTo wash clothes; launder.Fukem du sabun bukay.Wash it with the white soap.g-, h-, k-, m-.Tau du mfuk dlem bè kokol?Who is washing clothes down below at the spring?n-.Deng nfuk le yem kumuu.They have laundered my blanket.s-.synlubag 1adjNicely washed.meg-.cfbukus 12vTo tap or pat down into.Fukem bè bukolu yem bulung.Tap the medicine onto my knee.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.Béem nfuk te kuluhen kô tawan.Don't tap on his head (a child); he might get sick.3varmegfukvTo pound into, press down hard.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.Nfukem hteg bew.Pound (into the ground) the carabao stake.s-.To tap with palm (on the head); to press, knock or push something or somebody down.adjRuined because of too much pressure.meg-.
fulisnPoliceman.Là, mon yó kem fulis.Not so, the policemen said.
fulu*cftétél 1
fulù*varhfulùmfulùnInsolence, rudeness, haughtiness, greatness.adjInsolent, haughty, rude, great.h-, k-.advBoldly; convincingly.m-.Mfulù mudél.He talks convincingly.cfdandón 2tétél 1tued 1tulus 1
funfromfu 3varnfunn(Of land, fields, houses, possessions, bamboo, slaves) the owner.Tnaba le fun bulul anì gmuta le utón ke mò le hengalaf.They call the owner (spirit) of the mountain so that they will be able to get their meat when they set the traps.Mon le là gangat funen du halayen.They say the owner will not be able to wait for his rice (i.e., he will die before it is ready to be harvested).Traditional belief is that all natural resources such as the earth, mountains, bodies of water, trees and animals are owned by spirit-beings known as the "owners". Sickness also has an owner, as does all traditional property made of metal. These invisible spirit-owners have rights which take precedence over the rights of Tboli, hence they are treated with great respect. Sickness and death are attributed to having transgressed the rights of one of these owners. No one owner is considered to have authority over the others, all are equally powerful, but each one's authority extends only over his prescribed area.Appendix 02-03 Spirit beings know as the ownersvTo own something; to claim as one's own possession.g-, h-, k-, m-.Tau du mfun du yem tey halay tilob tuu?Who owns that beautiful rice there?n-.Béem nfun yem sindu kóm du.Don't claim as yours what is not yours.s-.cfled 1tfel 1
fundùnA glass knob on the top of woven bamboo naf hats worn by men.
futnA wild tree with edible fruit.Appendix 09-03 Fruit trees
fuynGreat, great grandparents; great, great grandchildren.Bé fuy/Bé lem bnes'grandmother in the grass'.Appendix 03 Terms of address
nGreat grandparent; great grandchildren; ancestor.Ni se kun kmò kehtahu du yem linol, balù yó kem tehe me ekni senged se kul kmon du.This is what he believes (about) the earthquake, even our ancestors say the same thing.bé fùGreat grandmother, great grandchild.témê fùGreat grandfather, great grandchild.Appendix 03 Terms of address vTo use this term.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.