bantay

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See also: bàn tay

Bikol Central[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /banˈtaj/, [ban̪ˈtaɪ̯]
  • Hyphenation: ban‧tay

Noun[edit]

bantáy (Basahan spelling ᜊᜈ᜔ᜆᜌ᜔)

  1. attendant
  2. watchman
    Synonym: sereno
  3. guard, sentinel
    Synonym: guwardiya

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ban‧tay
  • IPA(key): /banˈtaj/, [bʌn̪ˈt̪aɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

bantáy

  1. guard; sentinel; watchman

Verb[edit]

bantáy

  1. to watch over something
  2. to notice
  3. to watch out for; to beware
  4. to watch for something to pass

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbantaj/, [ˈban.taɪ̯]
  • Hyphenation: ban‧tay

Noun[edit]

bantay

  1. watchman, watcher
  2. observer
  3. guard
    Synonym: gwardya

Verb[edit]

alingá

  1. to watch; to see over; to supervise

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Ilocano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ban‧tay
  • IPA(key): /banˈtaj/, [bɐnˈtaɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

bantáy

  1. mountain
  2. high hill

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Isnag[edit]

Noun[edit]

bantay

  1. mountain

Maranao[edit]

Verb[edit]

bantay

  1. to see, to look
  2. to observe

Derived terms[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Chinese.[1] Compare Hokkien (bāng) (tâi),[2] Hokkien 萬代万代 (bān-tāi), Hokkien 向望 (ǹg-bāng), Tagalog abang, and Tagalog antay. Cognates with Bikol Central bantay, Cebuano bantay, Hiligaynon bantay, Kapampangan bante, Maranao bantay, and Waray-Waray bantay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ban‧tay
  • IPA(key): /banˈtaj/, [bɐnˈtaɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

bantáy (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜈ᜔ᜆᜌ᜔)

  1. guard; escort; watch
  2. act of guarding (a person, place, object, etc.)
  3. (endearing) affectionate epithet for a dog

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panganiban, José Villa (1973) Diksyunaryo-Tesauro Pilipino-Ingles, Quezon City: Manlapaz Publishing Co., page 124
  2. ^ Manuel, E. Arsenio (1948) Chinese elements in the Tagalog language: with some indication of Chinese influence on other Philippine languages and cultures and an excursion into Austronesian linguistics, Manila: Filipiniana Publications, page 15

Further reading[edit]

  • bantay”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018