bahay

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧hay

Noun[edit]

bahay

  1. the brown sailor spider (Neoscona nautica)

Quechua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bajar.

Verb[edit]

bahay

  1. (Bolivia, intransitive) to descend

Conjugation[edit]

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Elision of Old Tagalog balay, ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *balay. Compare Asi bayay, Cebuano balay, Hawaiian hale, Hiligaynon balay, Kapampangan bale, Malay balay, Mansaka baray, Maori whare, Palauan bai, Rukai balriw, and Yami vahay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧hay
  • IPA(key): /ˈbahai/, [ˈbahaɪ̯]
  • Rhymes: -ahaj

Noun[edit]

bahay

  1. house
    Naghahanap sila ngayon ng mapagtatayuan ng malaking bahay.
    They are now looking for a place on which to build a large house.
  2. dwelling; residence; home
    Synonyms: tirahan, tahanan, tinitirahan
  3. place of certain activities (used in certain expressions)
  4. (card games) card set; meld (in the tong-its game)
  5. (board games) smaller holes of a congkak board

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