Tuwali Ifugao - English


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malabaha (sp. var. malubaha) comm. a trailing plant of the melon family; produces a green or yellow vegetable; squash. Dakol di malabahad uwani. There are a lot of squash this season. (sem. domains: 5.2.3.1.3 - Food from vegetables.) Language Of Borrowing: Ilocano: karabasa.
Malacanang prop. the name of the presidential palace in Manila. Immali ida ya nada bon dakol an ibbada an nalpu da kanuh Malacanang. They came with their many companions, who it is said, came from Malacanang.
maladaw (infl. of ladaw) sta. for someone to be late for an event based on a time schedule. “Adik pinhod an ekayu maladaw,” kanan ina da. Their mother said, “I don’t want you to be late.” ma‑. (sem. domains: 8.4.5.3.3 - Late.)
malaganga comm. snake, white and green poisonous species. Linumbag di kinalat nan malaganga. The part bitten by the malaganga-snake is swollen. Gen: ulog.
malagkit comm. a rice variety. [In a traditional betrothal ceremony, a basket of cooked malagkit-rice was brought by the groom’s family as a part of the brideprice.] (sem. domains: 5.2 - Food.)
mala-u (infl. of la-u) sta. 1to pass by someone or a place. [May be used as a greeting when passing by.] Mala-u kami pe. Hello. (lit. We are passing by.) ma‑. (sem. domains: 7.2.3.5 - Move past, over, through.) 2for time to pass. [The form is commonly used to refer to the passing of time.] Nala-uy tulun lingguwan ot ahida umali. Three weeks passed before they came. ma‑/na‑. (sem. domains: 8.4.2 - Take time.)
malakapat comm. a tree variety that has cotton-like fiber covering the seeds; the fiber is used to stuff pillows; kapok tree. [The seeds of the kapok tree are removed and the cotton-like fibers covering them is used for stuffing pillows.] Immala dah malakapat ot kapyaon dah pungan. They got the fiber of the malakapat-tree and made it into a pillow. Sim: kapok, bulak; Syn: bulak. (sem. domains: 1.5.1 - Tree.) Language Of Borrowing: Ilocano.
malalao (infl. of lalao) sta. to be immoral. Adita makihayyup nadah tatagun mangat hi malalao. Let’s not join in friendship with those people who do immoral things. Hay pangi-eda ya gaga-iho te aton day malalao. As for their way, it’s bad because they do immoral things. ma‑. 6B Characteristics of human nature or life situation. (sem. domains: 4.3.1.1 - Bad, immoral.)
malamala comm. a story about imaginary beings such as fairies, giants, etc.; malamala, i.e. ‘once upon a time’ or ‘there was once’ generally begins the story. Malamala da Amman Unga. There was once Amma and Ungnga. Sim: istolya, a-apo, bida. (sem. domains: 3.5.4 - Story.)
malamhit di imi (id. of lamhit) insincere smile (lit. flavorless smile). Malamhit di imim. Your smile is insincere.
malarya 1comm. an illness characterized by intermittent fever, body chills and shakes; malaria. Dakol di mundogo hi malarya. Many are sick with malaria. Syn: daku. (sem. domains: 2.5.2 - Disease.) 2intrans. for the body to shake due to malaria; to have malaria. Munmalarya te ugge na bo ininum nan aga na. He is sick with malaria again because he did not take his medicine. Namalarya handi imme dad baliwon. He had malaria when they went to the lowlands. muN‑/nuN‑, ma‑/na‑. (sem. domains: 2.5.1 - Sick.) Language Of Borrowing: English: malaria.
malas comm. something bad that happens by chance; bad luck. Hay malas ya swerte ya umalin am-in hi tagu. Bad luck and good luck comes to all people. (sem. domains: 8.3.7.1 - Bad.)
malbag (infl. of lob’ag) sta. to be swollen; refers to rice that has bulged beautifully. Malbag nan bogan ginattang ku nah ibaliwon. The rice I bought from the lowlander swells beautifully. ma‑. (sem. domains: 1.5.6 - Growth of plants.)
maleta 1comm. trunk for storage or for travel. Punuwom nan maleta hi ulo. Fill the trunk with blankets. (sem. domains: 6.7.7 - Container.) 2trans. to place inside a trunk; to use a trunk. Imaletam nadan bulwatim. Place your clothes inside the trunk. Mummaleta ka hin ume kad baliwon. Use a trunk when you go to the lowlands. i‑/iN‑, muN‑/nuN‑. 3A Move and position object at site. (sem. domains: 7.3.2.6 - Put in.)
mal-i trans. to turn anger on an innocent party and do harm to him. [The story of the stoning of Stephen is in Acts 7:54-60.] Immal-i dan Stephen di boh-ol da ot tugmilan da. They turned their anger on Stephen and stoned him. (sem. domains: 3.4.2.3 - Angry.)
Malikanu prop. American; may refer to any white-skinned foreigner. Malikanu nan miha-ad hitu. An American lives here. (sem. domains: 4.1.2 - Types of people, 4.6.2.1 - Foreigner.) Language Of Borrowing: Spanish: Americano.
malikku (id. of likku) to be ready to sleep (lit. coiled).
malka (sp. var. marka) 1comm. any identifying mark, e.g. brand on animal. Inilana di malkan nan baka da. He knows the brand of their cow. Hituwey marka an inha-ad da nah baka. This is the brand they placed on the cow. (sem. domains: 3.5.6 - Sign, symbol.) 2trans. to brand or place an identifying mark on something. Malkaan yu nadan baka. Brand the cows. Mummalka dah nuwang nah pastu. They are branding carabao in the pasture. Minalkaana nan saku. He placed an identifying mark on the sack. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an, muN‑/nuN‑. 5A Changing state of site by adding something. (sem. domains: 7.7.7 - Mark.) Language Of Borrowing: Spanish: marca.
malkadu (sp. var. markadu; sp. var. malket) 1comm. market place, open-air stands selling a variety of food, clothing and other things. Eka munggattang hi malkadu. Go and sell in the market. E nuntenda hi malkadu. He went to sell in the market. Sim: tendaan. (sem. domains: 6.9.3 - Marketing.) 2intrans. to go to buy things in a market place. E mummalkadu hi pihda na nadah mungngunu. He is going to buy food for the workers. Eyak mummalkadu hi ihda. I am going to buy viand. muN‑/nuN‑. 3trans. to buy things offered in a market. Minalket kuy duwan dolog. I bought two mudfish in the market. Imalketam hi ihda da. Buy viand for them. ‑on/‑in‑, i‑ ‑an/iN‑ ‑an. 4C Convey/bring objects toward agent. (sem. domains: 7.4.3 - Get.) Language Of Borrowing: Spanish: mercado.
malket (sp. var. of malkadu)
malmalyoy inga nah punnomnom na (id. of malyo) worries a lot about problems (lit. his ears are withering from his thinking).
malobaloba comm. a ritual of thanksgiving for a good harvest that is performed under the granary.
malona (infl. of lon’a) comm. sandy place, e.g. a river bank. Malona nan boble da. Their place is sandy. ma‑. (sem. domains: 1.2.2.1 - Soil, dirt.)
maltayulet comm. a medicine used as an antiseptic to prevent infection of an abrasion or wound. Dan-iyam hi maltayulet nan nag-od. Put some merthiolate on the cut. (sem. domains: 2.5.7.2 - Medicine.) Language Of Borrowing: English: Merthiolate.
maltinit comm. a bird species; medium size, black with white on crown and tip of wings; whistles and can be taught how to talk by trimming the tongue; always go in pairs, male and female. [This bird is similar to the martin bird but different in size.] Damanan matuttudwan di maltinit an kumali. The maltinit-bird can be taught how to talk. (sem. domains: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)