gunting

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Aklanon[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Asi[edit]

Noun[edit]

guntíng

  1. scissors

Bikol Central[edit]

mga gunting

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Verb[edit]

gunting

  1. to cut with a pair of scissors
  2. to have hair cut (Bikol Legazpi)
    Synonyms: bulog, tusar

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: gun‧ting

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]


Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Indonesian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. scissors (tool used for cutting)

Javanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gunting

  1. Romanization of ꦒꦸꦤ꧀ꦠꦶꦁ

Kapampangan[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Maguindanao[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Malay[edit]

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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, impolite 2nd possessive guntingmu, 3rd possessive guntingnya)

  1. scissors (tool used for cutting)

Derived terms[edit]

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Matigsalug Manobo[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissor

Sundanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gunting

  1. Romanization of ᮌᮥᮔ᮪ᮒᮤᮀ

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

mga gunting
  1. scissors

Tboli[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors

Waray-Waray[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunting

  1. scissors