ka- -an

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Tagalog[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *ka- -an (compare Malay ke- -an).

Circumfix[edit]

ka- -an

  1. Used to form abstract nouns.
    ka- -an + payapa (peaceful) = kapayapaan (peace)
  2. Used to form nouns indicating a larger location.
    ka- -an + gubat (woods) = kagubatan (forest)
    ka- -an + dagat (sea) = karagatan (ocean)

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