lakat 1comm. the stem of the taro tuber; used for planting or for food; a small part of the tuber itself plus the stem with the leaves cut off. Panuwom nadan lakat ta etaku itanom. Gather the taro stems and then we’ll go plant them. (sem. domains: 1.5.5 - Parts of a plant.) 2trans. to remove the taro tuber and replant the stem; also with the banana rhizome. Lakatom nan aba. Cut off the stems of the taro. ‑on/‑in‑. 4D Release, remove or detach object. (sem. domains: 184.108.40.206 - Remove, take apart.)
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balat 1comm. bananas, generic. Nat-ongan ke nan balat nah habal ne tinabal mu. When the banana in the garden is matured, cut it down. Ad-adiy mipal-um an balat hin ahikotolan te mabatag. It is not good for bananas to be ripened during the cold season because they don’t ripen well, they harden. spec: balangngon, dattok₁, udding, morado, dippig, lakatan. (sem. domains: 220.127.116.11.2 - Food from fruit.) 2sta. banana plantation. Mabalat nan muyung da. Their forest has lots of banana plants. ma‑. 3sta. The literal meaning of the riddle is that you must cut down the banana stalk to get the bananas. Patayom nih-an di inana ahim ta alan nan imbabalena. (balat) You kill the mother before you can get the child. (banana) (riddle) der. mabalat