Tboli - English
mebasal adj (Of sound) sharp and distinct, as the sound made by bells jingling; a person's voice that is very nice to listen to, pleasant. Appendix 19 Sounds
mebióng adj Bad, sour taste of an old palm drink that had been stored for a long time. It is either poured out or used as vinegar. cf lewag 1
meem from leem adj (Of children) daring, haughty, foolish. Katen alì meem ngà ni. This child is so haughty .
meen var lemeen n Seed put aside for planting, as corn, cucumber. Gel nélék le se mò meen le. They usually select for their seed (corn).
mefges adj Strict, constantly ordering around. Kegenen du tehe témê tey mefges sok wen atulen. While grandfather was still alive his ideas were very strict .
meg- pfx Actor focus with abilitative prefix indicates the action involved in the verb is well done. Ke sok meg sinsig yem tonok yó, boluy le du linol. When the earth is well -shaken, they call it an earthquake.
megakat from akat adj (Of things which used to be well-arranged in a box) dismantled. cf megwak 1 gwak
megamba n Pityrogramma calomelanos. A member of the fern family Pteridacese , commonly called silver fern. Appendix 17-04 Ferns and vines
megdidif from gdidif* adj Meticulous, conscientious, very thorough in one's work. ant lebang 1 syn megenek 1 genek