yakayak (sp. var. yakyak) 1comm. a woven flat, square basket with small holes like a sieve used for catching tadpoles or small fish and sifting edible red ants. Inhaad ku nan yakayak nah alang. I placed the bamboo basket in the granary. (sem. domains: 6.7 - Tool, 6.7.7 - Container.) 2trans. to sift flour; to strain with a sieve; to catch fish or tadpoles with a bamboo sieve. Munyakayak kah tuyyong ta ipal-it ku. Catch tadpoles and I’ll cook them. Yakayakom nan allaga ta ihanglang taku nadan inana. Sift the red ants so that we will fry its eggs. ‑on/‑in‑, muN‑/nuN‑. 4D Release, remove, detach. (sem. domains: 18.104.22.168 - Separate, scatter.)
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pinu 1trans. to sift flour, sand, soil; to refine. Pinuwom nan alina ta maphod di ha-ang na. Sift the flour so that the cooking will be good. Puminu kah duwan basun alina. Sift two cups of flour. Mumpinu hi Nely hi alina yaden mana-ang. Nely is sifting flour and at the same time cooking. ‑on/‑in‑, ‑um‑‑imm‑, muN‑/nuN‑. 4A Change the structure of an object. (sem. domains: 22.214.171.124 - Separate, scatter.) 2pass. to become fine-grained; to be refined. Puminu nan alina in yakayakom. The flour will become finer if you sift it. Napinu nan ahin an igattang da. The salt they sell is fine-grained. Nakappinu nan ahin an ek ginatang. The salt I bought is very fine. ma‑/na‑, ‑um‑/‑imm‑. Language Of Borrowing: Ilocano.