hinaw

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Cebuano[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare hinawnaw.

The idiomatic sense is from The Bible's account of Pontius Pilate washing his hands and refusing to condemn Jesus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: hi‧naw

Verb[edit]

hinaw

  1. to wash one's hands or another's
  2. (idiomatic) to wash one's hands of; to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for; to refuse to have any further involvement with

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:hinaw.


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hiNaw, from Proto-Austronesian *SiNaw.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: hi‧naw
  • IPA(key): /hiˈnaw/, [hɪˈnaʊ̯]
  • IPA(key): /ˈhinaw/, [ˈhɪ.naʊ̯]

Noun[edit]

hináw or hinaw

  1. (literary or Batangas) washing of one's hands or feet

Derived terms[edit]

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