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bā-bā
conjWhile s.t. lasts; as long as an action continues or a state exists.while it lasts; as long as s.t. lastsDayiˈ kaˈam mangan bā-bā panas.Come to eat while it is hot.Magajak-adjak dahuˈ kite bi bā-bāte bi magkasuwaˈ.Let’s have fun first while we are together.Tilewku inin bā-bā tuˈu kew.I ask this while you are here.pād-pād
bābag
nHorizontal floor beams; girders.Large beams to support cross beams on which the floor boards are placed.beam under floor (horizontal); cross beam; girder; joistKayuinin hinangku bābag lumaˈku.This wood I will make into a girder of my house.19.2Parts of housesParts of houses
pabābag
vTo be crosswise; be in a position across to s.t.crosswise; acrossKayuhin pabābag si kalsara.The tree is across the road.Pabābaggudlis badjuˈnen.The stripes of her blouse are crosswise.uyun1
mābag lahat
advNorth-south direction (across from east-west).north-south direction5.1World and timeWorld and time
bābal
nSpirit (of a person roaming abroad while its owner is asleep and dreaming); certain demons.If one discovers a bruise on one’s body and does not know where one got it, one says that a bābal sucked blood there. It wanted to taste if the person is about to die or not. If one dreams that one is eating and there is a body laid out somewhere it means that one’s bābal went there and ate of the body.spirit (of person roaming)Bangniyaˈaˈamatey ngahalu bābal.If there is a dead person, spirits go there.Bangniyaˈsaki ilutang weˈ bābal pinasaki.When someone is sick the spirit adds to it making him sicker.Bābalininsassat.This spirit is a demon.14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions
vsubjectN-, mag-To roam about at night disturbing people (said of bābal i.e. human spirits or demons only).Mābal aˈahin bang niyaˈ matey.People (their spirits) roam about if someone has died.Luwalkumagbābalbangsangem.I (my spirit) always roam about at night.
bābas
vsubjectN-, mag-To wander about (without definite goal).wander aboutMābas-mābashadjamākanak miyaˈan, gaˈ niyaˈ hinangde.These children are just walking about, they don’t have anything to do.Weˈeykewluwalmagbābas?Why are you always wandering about?lengngansāsabkuwettey31WAYS OF WALKINGWAYS OF WALKING
vsubjectN-#-anobject-anTo peddle s.t., take s.t. from place to place (as peddling wares).peddling s.t.Bābasanun kennanu iyan duk niyaˈ melline.Take that fish of yours around so someone will buy it.Aˈa iyan luwal mābasan kennanen.That person always peddles his fish.
bāhan
nA vine (generic).vine, aTahaˈmanamalbāhan buweyin.The rattan vine is very long.1.9VinesVines
vmāhanTo use a vine in fishing.fish with vine, toA vine is used like a rope and pulled around an area in the sea. It is moved up and down and slowly pulled in to shore. The fish move with it towards the shore. The people doing it swim or work from a boat.Samakun matey māhan.My father died while fishing (with a vine).6.6Verbs used in connection w/ fishingVerbs used in connection w/ fishing
bāhan bulakan
nA species of snake.snake, a species ofIt is black and red at the tail, poisonous.sawe2.3SnakesSnakes
bāk
vsubjectpa-, mag- (pl.)To lie down.lie downPabākne nakanakin.The child is lying down now.Magbāknekami tekkanen.We were lying down when he arrived.ligid1dongaˈ
pabākan
nPlace for lying down; bed; mat.bed; sleeping place
WAYS OF LYING
hantalstretch out
hayaˈon back
hogtangstretched out
kapangon front
seddion side
tibukkuˈcurled up
tibungkuycurling up
ulidside by side
bākiˈhito
nCatfish. Stinging sea catfish.fam. AriidaeBlack, about 30 cm fully grown, no scales, sharp points on back and under fins, painful if hit by one, similar to catfish.4.1FishFish
bāˈi
nThe parent of one’s son- or daughter-in-law.parent of son- or daughter-in-lawMagbāˈi samakun duk sama andakun.My father and the father of my wife are in a bāˈi relationship.16.1Types of relationshipsTypes of relationships
bānak1
nDescendants (many).descendants (many)Used mostly of animals. Of people one says more often: nganak-ngampu ne aˈa miyaˈan. ‘That person has children and grandchildren’.Nganak bānak naˈan si lahat Badjaˈ.Here in Badjaˈ they have many descendants (said of their animals).16.1Types of relationshipsTypes of relationships
bānakan buwani
nBeehive.beehiveHadjekōkbānakan buwani miyaˈan.The honey containing part of that beehive is big.buwani
bānak2
vsubjectmag- (repet.)To run about (of animals).run aboutMagbānak kābewin.The carabao is running about.ubas
bānak3lisas
nMullet (a species of fish).Mugil caerulcomaculatus; fam. Mugilidae; liza sp.Similar to Bangus but thicker scales. Lives in shallow estuary. Has large scales.4.1FishFish
bāntang
advStraight; directly; clearly (of seeing and speaking).straight, see and speak; clearly, see and speak; directly, see and speakDaˈakaˈam magaka-aka bang gaˈ du kitebi bāntang.Don’t say anything if you haven’t seen it clearly.pastiˈbentel
bānyaˈ
nFood, provisions.food; provisionsMagboˈo bānyaˈ siye.They bring their food.k(in)akan21.5General termsGeneral terms
vsubjectN-, mag-object-anTo eat; to provide food for s.o.; to feed s.o.eat; provide food; feed s.o.Magbānyaˈnekite bi, īˈneku sōng inusan.Let’s eat, I am very hungry.Bakas mānyaˈ ne kami.We have eaten already.Bānyaˈannekami.He provided food for us.mangan
bāng1balang
bāng2pamāng
nEarring.earringAny earring other than dangling ones.Hāppamāngnen, ekka bulawanne.Her earrings are nice; there is lots of gold in them.dumelodolmelona23.2JewelryJewelry
bāng3
adjWide (of material/cloth only).wide (of cloth)Hāp semmek inin, tiyaˈ bāng.This cloth is good; it is wide.ladjabtingkeydangew23.7Other, clothing and sewingOther, clothing and sewing
bāng-bāng
nCookies; baked goods (sweet or savory); snack food.cookies; baked goods; snack foodKemuntiˈ piniritu bāng-bāng kinakanku ensiniˈin.The snack food I ate earlier was fried camote.Bangkew nabuˈ bellihanun ku bāng-bāng mamun.When you go shopping buy me some (baked goods) cake.Bāng-bāng hininangden tagal.The snack food they made was savory rice cooked in leaves.21.1Baked goods and sweetsBaked goods and sweets
bāngkan
nThings; anything (esp. said of a collection of many things).things, esp. cosmetics; anything, esp. cosmeticsDaˈa usaˈun bi paˈin meˈ bāngkanku dem bag inin.Don’t move/take any of my things from this bag.panyapdagmak1
bātakan
nBamboo (a species of large bamboo).bambooBambusa spinosaIt has thorns and many branches. The skin is dark green and the walls are thick and strong. It can be used in house construction. It will last a year or more. The skin of the bātakan is shaved off thinly for making floor boards in order to make it shiny. If used for a water container a thick layer is peeled off.1.4.1BambooBamboo
bātik
nA constellation of stars (according to which people plant their fields).constellation of starsIt consists of 3 bright stars. A certain position of them in the sky used to be taken as the sign that the planting season had come. Few people nowadays can tell the seasons by the stars.Bangku magtanaˈ payamanku bātikin bang inggehin masahayahin.When I plant a rice field I look at the constellation as to which of the stars is the brightest.Banglangkewnebātikin behu ngalabas kite ubus bu ngeddek.When the constellation is high (up in the sky) we start to cut the weeds and then we plant.poteˈan5.2Sky and things thereinSky and things therein
bātung
nSmall, round green beans.beans, small greenPhaseolus family; vigna sesquipadalisHāpbātungin hinang inihup.Small green beans are good for a (sweet) soup.monggotahuri1.7.2Vegetables (fruit, roots, bulbs)Vegetables (fruit, roots, bulbs)
bāwang
nArrow or dart for a blowgun.arrow for blowgun; dart for blowgunMade of strips of bamboo kanas about 30 cm long, sharpened on one side with some cotton attached to the other.anak panaˈ20.2Bladed weapons and implementsBladed weapons and implements
KINDS OF ARROWS
bāwangbasiˈiron dart
bāwangkānasbamboo dart
bāwangseggelpalm wood dart
bāwangtelisewdart made of midrib of coconut leaflet
babak
v. statBroken in small pieces (like china or glass).broken in small piecesEkkababakpugaddemsabakan.There are many broken eggs in the nest.pessaˈbubul
babakan
nBoxfish.fam. Tetraodontidaefamily of pufferfish4.1FishFish