bangibang 1intrans. the ceremony of revenge; part of the ceremony is what is described as a war dance. Numbangibang day aammod Pedro. Pedro’s relatives performed the war dance. muN‑/nuN‑. Sim: git’ak, him-ung. (sem. domains: 22.214.171.124 - Revenge.) 2comm. a rhythm block musical instrument; percussion instrument; the primary use is in the bangibang revenge ritual. Intungu na nan bangibang. He used the bangibang-block for firewood. Sim: gikkong. (sem. domains: 126.96.36.199 - Musical instrument.) 3trans. to perform the revenge war dance ritual for someone who has been killed. Bangibangan da nan pinate dad nakugab. They will perform the wardance for the person killed yesterday. Mumbangibang da nadan iiban nan pinalang da. The relatives of the one slain-by-machete are performing the revenge ritual. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an, muN‑/nuN‑. (sem. domains: 9.1.2 - Do.) 4trans. a ritual performed to drive away rats. [Men form a possession and proceed to the next village, making noise by banging things. Eventually they perform a ritual to curse rats’ spirits.] Manuel Dulawan: Readings on Ifugao (Sense #4)
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higihi intrans. to thrust with spear; short thrusts with spear in bangibang dance. Restrictions: Hudhud epic. muN‑. Lambrecht Ifugaw-English dictionary
gikkong 1comm. the clacking sound of wood being struck. Dingngol kuy gikkong dih hilong. I heard the sound of striking wood last night. Sim: bangibang. (sem. domains: 188.8.131.52 - Types of sounds.) 2trans. Munggikkong kayu. Make the wood striking sound. Igikkong yu hi luhung. Make the sound against the mortar. (using a pestle) Gikkongam peman! Answer the sound (by making the sound). muN‑/nuN‑, i‑/iN‑, ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an.
git’ak 1comm. ritual ceremony related to headhunting. Mumbaki dah gitak te eda mangalana. They are performing the gitak-ritual because they are going to prowl at night (with the intention of revenge). Sim: him-ung, bangibang. (sem. domains: 184.108.40.206 - Custom.) 2intrans. to perform the ritual ceremony for headhunting. Munggitak dah bigat. They will perform the headhunting ritual tomorrow. muN‑/nuN‑.
dongla comm. a shrub with large red leaves. [The leaves are used in the headdress for some ceremonies; one particular ceremony is the revenge ceremony him-ung.] Hina-adan dah dongla nadan intaddung nadan mumbangibang. They placed dongla-leaves on the headgear of the revenge-dancers. Cordyline Terminalis (sem. domains: 1.5.3 - Grass, herb, vine.)