kalamay

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In many Visayan languages (particularly Hiligaynon), it is synonymous with 'sugar'.

The word is usually elided to kamay in modern Cebuano dialects. From kamay, a regional variation of the word kalamay ("sugar").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ka‧la‧may

Noun[edit]

kalamay

  1. (dialectal, chiefly Sialo, Bohol) sugar
    Synonyms: asukar, kamay, kinugay, sentral.
  2. dish of ground sticky rice, cooked in brown sugar and coconut milk