gunting

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Aklanon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[1]

Asi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

guntíng

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[2]

Bikol Central[edit]

Mga gunting

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: gun‧ting
  • IPA(key): /ɡunˈtiŋ/

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors
  2. shears
  3. a cut; a snip (with a pair of scissors)
    Synonym: gupit
  4. (Tabaco–Legazpi–Sorsogon) a haircut
    Synonyms: bulog, tusar, gupit

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[3]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: gun‧ting
  • IPA(key): /ɡunˈtiŋ/, [ɡʊn̪ˈt̪iŋ]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors; a pair of scissors
  2. (rock paper scissors) a hand with the index and middle fingers open (a handshape resembling scissors), that beats paper and loses to rock

Verb[edit]

gunting

  1. to cut with a pair of scissors

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[4]

Higaonon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[5]

Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[6]

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡʊntɪŋ]
  • Hyphenation: gun‧ting

Noun[edit]

gunting (plural gunting-gunting, first-person possessive guntingku, second-person possessive guntingmu, third-person possessive guntingnya)

  1. scissors (tool used for cutting)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Javanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gunting

  1. Romanization of ꦒꦸꦤ꧀ꦠꦶꦁ

Kapampangan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[8]

Maguindanao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[9]

Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Etymology[edit]

Blust (2010-2020) posits that, "The history of this word is still obscure. It is almost certainly a loan from some non-Austronesian source, and its distribution in most languages, including all those of the Philippines and eastern Indonesia, probably is a product of borrowing from Malay. However, it is also found in Old Javanese texts that are centuries old, and its application to terms in carpentry (Bikol) and house construction (Asilulu) raises questions about a possible earlier meaning that was later transferred to scissors once these were introduced.

Despite the improbability of it being native, Dempwolff (1938) posited ‘Uraustronesisch’(Proto-Austronesian) *guntiŋ ‘scissors’, and Mills (1975) posited Proto-South Sulawesi *gun(tc)iŋ ‘shears; to cut’. (Blust posits that) The most likely source of this word, which shows irregular sound correspondences in several languages, is some southern form of Chinese, but this is yet to be confirmed. The use of scissors presumably spread widely within a short time because they offered a far more convenient means of cutting hair than was previously possible with the use of single straight blades, as with knives."[1]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting (Jawi spelling ݢونتيڠ‎, plural gunting-gunting, informal 1st possessive guntingku, 2nd possessive guntingmu, 3rd possessive guntingnya)

  1. scissors (tool used for cutting)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Matigsalug Manobo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissor

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[10]

Sundanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Romanization[edit]

gunting

  1. Romanization of ᮌᮥᮔ᮪ᮒᮤᮀ

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[11]

Tagalog[edit]

mga gunting

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020). Compare Bikol Central gunting, Cebuano gunting, Hiligaynon gunting, Laboya gutti, and Mansaka gonting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: gun‧ting
  • IPA(key): /ɡunˈtiŋ/, [ɡʊnˈtiŋ]
  • Rhymes: -iŋ

Noun[edit]

guntíng

  1. scissors
    Synonym: panggupit
  2. shears; big scissors
  3. cutting with scissors or shears
    Synonym: paggupit

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[12]

Tboli[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[13]

Waray-Waray[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay gunting, ultimately likely a loan from some non-Austronesian source, such as Chinese [Term?], according to Blust (2010-2020).

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert Blust; Stephen Trussel (2010-) Austronesian Comparative Dictionary[14]