Cebuano

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Interjection

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ayáw (Badlit spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔)

  1. don't; stop
    Ayaw mo panabako diri.Do not smoke here.

Verb

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ayáw (Badlit spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔)

  1. (of a child, pet, etc.) to be upset and agitated, or to cry, when parent or owner leaves or tries to leave

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Malay

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Noun

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ayaw (plural ayaw-ayaw, informal 1st possessive ayawku, 2nd possessive ayawmu, 3rd possessive ayawnya)

  1. (dialectal) a negative desire, influence

Tagalog

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Central-Philippine *ayáw (do not). Cognate with Cebuano ayaw (do not). Compare also Javanese ꦲꦪ꧀ꦮ (aywa, do not) and Old Javanese haywa (do not).

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Verb

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ayaw or ayáw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔)

  1. (pseudoverb) to not want; to not like
    Synonym: (obsolete) ataw

Noun

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ayaw or ayáw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔)

  1. dislike; aversion; distaste
    Synonym: (obsolete) ataw
  2. act of refusing; refusal
    Synonym: tanggi
  3. (by extension) act of giving up

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ayaw or ayáw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔)

  1. unwanted; not liked
    Synonym: (obsolete) ataw
  2. loath; averse to; unwilling to
    Synonym: (obsolete) ataw
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Etymology 2

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From Proto-Central-Philippine *áyaw (“to leave, redistribute”), from Proto-Philippine *ayáw (depart; separate from). Cognates with Mansaka ayaw (to leave) and Cebuano ayaw (to cry (as a child) when left behind).

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  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔajaw/ [ˈʔaː.jaʊ̯] (proportion; distribution of parts, noun)
    • IPA(key): /ʔaˈjaw/ [ʔɐˈjaʊ̯] (act of leaving (something), noun)
  • Syllabification: a‧yaw

Noun

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ayaw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔) (obsolete)

  1. part; proportion (of each one)
  2. distribution of a part or proportion
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Noun

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ayáw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔) (obsolete)

  1. act of leaving something (either on purpose or accidentally)
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Etymology 3

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Compare Kapampangan ayo.

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Noun

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ayáw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜌᜏ᜔)

  1. game with small shells

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