-an - A suffix which goes to form nouns,
adjectives, and verbs, and conveys the
fundamental meaning of "the place where”.
Note: This meaning is very clear in placenames, e.g. Batoán—the place where there
are stones, from bató—stone; Balásan—the
place where there is sand, from balás—
sand; Tigbáwan—the place where there is
tígbaw-reed, from tígbaw—reed, etc.
NOUNS: 1) Likóan—a turning, a lane, from
likô—to turn aside; Tuburán—a spring,
source, from tubúd—to trickle; Lapakán—a
treadle, from lápak—to tread, etc.
2) The suffix -an in conjunction with the
prefix ka- goes to form abstract and
collective nouns, e.g. Kasugtánan—
agreement, from sugút—to agree;
Kakahóyan—forest, trees, from káhoy—
tree, wood; Kabatáan—children, from
bátà—child, baby; Kataóhan—men,
mankind, from táo—man; Kabulúyhan—
habit, custom, from buyó—to accustom,
ADJECTIVES: Isganán—brave, powerful,
from ísug—to be or become brave;
Manggáran—rich, wealthy, from
mánggad—wealth, property; Gamhánan—
mighty, powerful, from gahúm—might,
power; Pahóan—one who possesses many

mango-trees, from páhò—a mango-tree,
VERBS: -an goes to form what is called
"the passive in -an”, and denNotes:
1) the place where an action (expressed by
the root) is performed, e.g. Ang
alipokpokán siníng bakólod
pagapatindogán ko sang bág-o ko nga
baláy. I will build my new house on the top
of this hill. (patíndog—to erect, build).
Amó iní ang lugár nga linúbngan níla sa
kay Fuláno. This is the place where they
buried (the body of) N.N. (lubúng—to
2) the person for whose benefit, or to whose
detriment, an action (expressed by the
root) is performed, e.g. Ginbuhátan níya
akó sing asálan. He made a roasting spit
for me. (búhat—to make). Indì mo siá
paghimóan sing maláin. Don’t harm him.
(hímò—to do, with maláin—to do harm).
3) an impression, affection, sensation,
mental state, or the like, e.g. Natahumán
akó sinâ. That impressed me with its
beauty. That appeared to me quite nice,
(tahúm—to be or become nice, beautiful).
Nalas-ayán akó sa íya. I am disgusted with
him. He is abominable to me. (lás-ay—to
be or become insipid). Nagin-otán akó. I
feel it sultry. (gínot—to be or become
sultry). Ginaitumán akó siníng báyò. This
dress (jacket)—looks black to me,—is too
black for me. (itúm—to be or become
black), etc.
N.B. It should be borne in mind that the
context alone can determine the exact
meaning of -an. "Naadlawán akó”—to
quote only one example—means: "Full
daylight was (came) upon me”. But in
connection with what may precede or
follow this phrase can be translated in
various ways, e.g. "I stayed till (late in the)
morning”. "I continued to do something
without interruption till the sun stood high
in the heavens”. "I arrived in bright
daylight (and came—too late,—too soon,—
in time)”. "I passed part of the day, or a full
day”, etc. Hence the translations given in
this dictionary are not exclusive of other


This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the
indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number
only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In
such expressions as \"twice an hour,\" \"once an age,\" a shilling an ounce
(see 2d A, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each,


If; -- a word used by old English authors.


-an() short for hi-an().


-an- infix optionally added to all forms with the prefixes nag-, mag-, pag-, indicating that a?
xed forms refer to more than one person.
Nanagsábut sila, They made (plurally) an agreement.
Duha ka managsúun, Two brothers.
Ang ílang panagsábut, Their (plural) agreement with each other.


an {1} expression of surprise.
{a} at s.t.
An, kanindut sa ímung ariyus, Oh what beautiful earrings you have!
{b} at s.t.
which causes worry.
Nabuak, Oh-Oh!
It broke.
{2} expression chiding s.
Nagpabuyag man ka!
Youre making a nuisance of yourself.


-an noun forming a?
{1} forming nouns which refer to a place where s.t.
is found, done, held, located.
Humayan, Rice field.
Tubaan, Place where toddy is sold.
Baskitbulan, Place basketball is played.
Habagatan, West (place from which the habágat west wind blows).
Bairan, Sharpener (thing on which one sharpens).
Tindáhan, Store (place one sells).
{2} forming nouns which refer to a person possessed of a certain power.
Nouns of this sort always have long penults.
Tambálan, Folk doctor.
Hilútan, Doctor specializing in massage.
Barángan, A sorcerer with magic insects at his disposal.
-an adjective forming a?
{1} forming adjectives which mean characterized by being [so-and-so].
Words of this sort have the stress on the final syllable.
Langasan, Of a noisy type.
Ta-lawan, Cowardly.
Gahian, Of a hard sort.
{2} added to nouns to form adjectives which mean having [so-and-so].
Utúkan, Brainy.
Kwartáhan, Moneyed.


-an su?
x forming verb bases to which the prefixes mag-, tig-and pag- may be added.
The verb with these a?
xes always has stress on the final syllable and means [do] s.t.
at a certain place habitually.
Mag-anhian siya dinhig maduminggu, He comes here on Sundays.
Siyay tig-anhian dinhi, He comes here often.
Sa ímung pag-adtuan didtu, nakailaíla kag usa ka Mang Tiryu?
In the times youve been going to that place, did you ever meet a certain Mang Terio?


-an local passive verb a?
x, future.
(past gi-an; subjunctive -i.
Potential forms: past na-an; future ma-an or, alternatively, ka-an; subjunctive ma-i or, alternatively, ka-i.
) Not all verbs occur with this a?
x, and those that do may occur with only one or two or all of the meanings.
{1} [do] for, at, on, in.
Palitan ku siyag kík, I will buy him cake (or buy cake from him).
Gipalitan ku siya, I bought some for (from) him.
Wà ku siya paliti, I didnt buy any for (from) him.
Mapalitan (kapalitan) ku siya, I can buy some for (from) him.
Napalitan ku siya, I managed to buy some for (from) him.
Wà ku siya mapaliti (kapaliti), I couldnt buy any for (from) him.
{1a} with noun bases: give, provide s.
Sirúhan ka nákù, I will give you a zero.
Sapatúsan ku ang bátà, I will put shoes on the child.
{2} [do] directly to s.
or s.t.
Hagkan ku ikaw, I will kiss you.
Bantayan ninyu ang prísu, Watch the prisoner.
{2a} [do] to part of s.t.
Kuháan ku ang ímung kík ug gamay, I will take a little of your cake.
Kunhúran ku ang prisyu, I will take a little o?
the price.
{3} with verbs from adjectives: consider s.t.
Lisdan siya sa átung sinultihan, He will find our language di?
Gipilahan ka lang uruy niánà?
Do you consider that a small amount?
{4} have [verb] happen to one.
Naulanan aku, I was caught in the rain.
Labdan ka sa úlu, You will get a headache.
(It will happen to you that your head will ache.
) {5} [do] because of, due to.
Unsay gihilákan mu?
What is it you are crying about?
Dílì nà ángayng kabalak-an, That is not worth getting worried over.
{6} do in [such-and-such a manner].
Usaan nà nákug alsa, I will lift that with one (hand).
Datadatáhan ku nag báyad, I will pay for that in installments.
{7} work o?
a debt, pay for by [do]ing.
Mahímù nímung trabahúan ang ímung útang nákù, You may work o?
your debt to me.
Buk-an kug lubi kining bugas, Ill pay for this rice by splitting coconuts.

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abditory ENGLISH

A place for hiding or preserving articles of value.

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To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a …

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Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.

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Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.

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abohán - Fire-place, hearth; kitchen, (cf. dapóg, digamohán, lulutoán).

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In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).

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Here and there; around; in one place and another.

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In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.

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abrupt ENGLISH

Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.

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abrupt ENGLISH

An abrupt place.

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