mang-

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Classifier[edit]

mang-

  1. classifier for animals

Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mam- (before B or P)
  • man- (before D, S, T)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *maN- (compare Malay meng-).

Prefix[edit]

mang-

  1. 3rd actor trigger verb prefix
    1. To practice the action of the root
      mang-+gamot (medicine)=manggamot (to practice medicine, work as a doctor)
      mang-+anak (child)=manganak (to give birth)
      mang-+bili (buying)=mamili (to go shopping)
      mang-+abala (bothersome)=mang-abala (to bother)
      mang-+kabayo (horse)=mangabayo (to go horseback riding)
    2. To take the state expressed by the root partially or temporarily
      mang-+pula (red)=mamula (to redden; to go reddish)
  2. (with root reduplication) Forms nouns signifying occupations or doer of the action expressed by the root
    mang-+isda (fish)=mangingisda (fisher; fisherman)
    mang-+batas (law)=mambabatas (lawmaker; legislator)

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