See also: babái and baba'i

Abenlen AytaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

NounEdit

babai

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Batad IfugaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

NounEdit

babāi

  1. woman
    • 2005, Manuel B. Dulawan Oral Literature of the Ifugao, page 64:
      Mabigat ya nakammodwong nan' babai.

ReferencesEdit

  • ABVD
  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary (as ba-bāi)

Central BontocEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

babái

  1. woman, girl
    • 1970, Lawrence Andrew Reid, Central Bontoc: Sentence, Paragraph, and Discourse (SIL):
      Kanan nan aman nan babai en, ...
      said the father the girl quote, ...
      The father of the girl said, ...

IlocanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from *bahi (woman; female).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ba‧ba‧i
  • IPA(key): /baˈbaʔi/, [bɐˈbaʔi]

AdjectiveEdit

babái

  1. female

NounEdit

babái (plural babbai)

  1. woman; female; girl
  2. concubine; mistress

Derived termsEdit


KankanaeyEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

Alternative formsEdit

  • babae (used by Atayoc, Guerzon and Tatpiec's 1976 Phrase Book for Central Kankanaey)

NounEdit

babái

  1. woman
    lalaki ya babai : man and woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Janet L. Allen, A Role and Reference Grammar Analysis of Kankanaey (2011)
  • Din nanlogian di am-in (Kankanaey translation of the Biblical book of Genesis)

KapampanganEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

NounEdit

babai (babái)

  1. woman
    malagung babai
    beautiful woman
    • 2005, Current Issues in Philippine Linguistics and Anthropology, page 340:
      (3) [Kapampangan]4
      a. Malagu ya ing babai.
      beautiful ABS.3SG DET.ABS.SG woman
      'The woman is beautiful.'
  2. sister

ReferencesEdit

  • Leatrice T. Mirikitani, Speaking Kapampangan (1971) (sister)
  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary (woman)

Limos KalingaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

NounEdit

babai

  1. woman; female

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

babai

  1. second-person plural (vós, sometimes used with vocês) affirmative imperative of babar

TausugEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian *ba-bahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman, female).

NounEdit

babai

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Carl R. Galvez Rubino, Intensive Tausug: A Pedagogical Grammar (2006)