hawak

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Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hawak, from Proto-Austronesian *Sawak (waist).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ha‧wak
  • IPA(key): /ˈhawak/

Noun[edit]

hawak

  1. (Naga, anatomy) body; torso
    Synonym: lawas
  2. (botany) stalk of a plant; trunk of a tree
    Synonym: puon

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hawak, from Proto-Austronesian *Sawak (waist).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ha‧wak
  • IPA(key): /ˈhawak/, [ˈhawʌk]

Noun[edit]

hawak

  1. waist (body or clothing)

Kumeyaay[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hawak

  1. two

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ha‧wak
  • IPA(key): /ˈhawak/, [ˈhɐ.wɐk]

Noun[edit]

hawak

  1. holding of something in one's hand
    Synonyms: tangan, pagtangan, pigil, pagpigil
  2. act of holding on to something (to support oneself)
    Synonyms: kapit, pakapit
  3. object held by one's hand
  4. possession; ownership (of power, responsibility, etc.)
    Synonym: pagmamay-ari
  5. act of taking a woman as one's common-law wife

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hawak

  1. held by the hand; in one's hand
  2. in one's possession or responsibility