Ballihung (sp. var. ballihong) 1prop. a ritual of prestige that shows wealth and status, particularly performed by an unmarried person; involves a feast. [This ritual feast was formerly celebrated to share wealth; a bulul god was considered to be the partner of the unmarried person; occasionally it was performed because no other rituals had been effective in removing the sickness of a child.] Sim: uya-uy, got’ad. (sem. domains: 4.9.5 - Practice religion, 4.2.2 - Social event, 184.108.40.206 - Custom.) 2trans. to perform the ritual feast. Mumballihung hi Jose hi bigat. Jose is going to perform the prestige feast for unmarried people tomorrow. Bumallihung te binugtung. They’ll perform the prestige ritual feast for him because he is an only child. Naligat di bumallihung ad uwani te naginay nuwang ya babuy. It’s difficult to have the ballihung feast nowadays because carabaos and pigs are so expensive. Bimmalihung nan imbabalen da Juan ke Marta ot eyak manayottayo. Juan and Marta held a festival for their child and I danced and danced. ‑um‑/‑imm‑, muN‑/nuN‑.
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got’ad (sp. var. gott’ad) 1comm. the climaxing day of the uya-uy marriage feast or prestige feast. [The Gotad day follows the final night holyat of two weeks of nightly dancing. On this day, there is much drinking, dancing and singing of liwliwa-love songs for the whole day.] Kakon-anay gotad ad Baguinge? When is the gotad feast of the wedding in Baguinge? Sim: Ballihung, uya-uy. (sem. domains: 220.127.116.11 - Custom.) 2intrans. Ginumtad dad Bayninan. They performed the gotad feast in Bayninan. ‑um‑/‑inum‑. 3comm. a line of people going to attend a ceremony. [For a procession, gongs are used for the music and the tune of gongs is for a procession or during the bogwa ritual.] Lourdes S. Dulawan: Ifugao Culture and History
uya-uy (sp. var. uyauy) 1comm. a grand wedding ceremony; only the wealthy can afford it, often done after some years of marriage. [The marriage ceremony includes celebrating with feasting and dancing, and particularly relates to those with aristocratic rank.] Kay bo uya-uy damdama. It’s just like the Uya-uy marriage feast. pt: holyat; Sim: Ballihung, got’ad. (sem. domains: 2.6.1 - Marriage.) 2intrans. to perform the grand wedding ceremony. Mahapul an umuya-uy ni-an ta ahi humagabi. It is necessary to perform the grand-wedding-ceremony before the bench-ceremony can be performed. Maid moy umuyauy ad uwani te naligat di biyag. Nobody can have the grand-wedding-ceremony today because life is hard. ‑um‑/‑imm‑. n. ph. Tokop di uya-uy