bilanggo

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Either from Proto-Visayan *bilaŋgu, or borrowed from Tamil விலங்கு (vilaṅku, animal; fetters; shackles; manacles)(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).

NounEdit

bilanggo

  1. (historical) sheriff; constable
  2. prisoner

VerbEdit

bilanggo

  1. to imprison

DescendantsEdit

  • Hiligaynon: bilanggo

HiligaynonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Cebuano bilanggo[1] or inherited from Proto-Visayan *bilaŋgu, ultimately from Tamil விலங்கு (vilaṅku, animal; fetters; shackles; manacles)(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).

VerbEdit

bilánggò

  1. imprison, incarcerate, confine

NounEdit

bilanggo

  1. prisoner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott, William Henry, “The Visayas”, in Barangay: Sixteenth-century Philippine Culture and Society[1], Ateneo University Press, 1994, page 70: “His sheriff or constable was bilanggo, whose own house served as a jail, bilanggowan[sic].”

IlocanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tagalog bilanggo, from Hiligaynon bilanggo, from Cebuano bilanggo[1]. The Cebuano and Hiligaynon may have descended from Proto-Visayan *bilaŋgu , ultimately from Tamil விலங்கு (vilaṅku, animal; fetters; shackles; manacles)(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bi‧lang‧gô

NounEdit

bilanggô

  1. senior officer of a prison or school

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott, William Henry, “The Visayas”, in Barangay: Sixteenth-century Philippine Culture and Society[2], Ateneo University Press, 1994, page 70: “His sheriff or constable was bilanggo, whose own house served as a jail, bilanggowan[sic].”

TagalogEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Hiligaynon bilanggo, from Cebuano bilanggo[1]. The Cebuano and Hiligaynon may have descended from Proto-Visayan *bilaŋgu, ultimately from Tamil விலங்கு (vilaṅku, animal; fetters; shackles; manacles)(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).

Sense 2, possibly from back-formation from bilangguan (prison) (borrowing from Cebuano or Hiligaynon bilanggoan).

NounEdit

bilanggô

  1. (historical) bailiff
    Synonym: agusil
  2. prisoner; captive; convict
    Synonyms: bihag, preso

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Juan de Noceda; Pablo de Sanlucár, Vocabulario de la lengua tagala[4] (in Spanish), 1613, published 1860, page 48: “BILANGÓ. pc. alguacil
  1. ^ Scott, William Henry, “The Visayas”, in Barangay: Sixteenth-century Philippine Culture and Society[3], Ateneo University Press, 1994, page 70: “His sheriff or constable was bilanggo, whose own house served as a jail, bilanggowan[sic].”