See also: Bulan

Alangan

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulán

  1. moon

Azerbaijani

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Participle

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bulan

  1. subject non-past participle of bulmaq

Bakung

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Etymology

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From Proto-North Sarawak *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Balinese

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Romanization

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bulan

  1. Romanization of ᬩᬸᬮᬦ᭄.

Baram Kayan

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Bikol Central

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bulan

Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbulan/, [ˈbu.l̪an̪]
  • Hyphenation: bu‧lan

Noun

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búlan (Basahan spelling ᜊᜓᜎᜈ᜔)

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Derived terms

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Bintulu

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Etymology

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From Proto-North Sarawak *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Brooke's Point Palawano

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Brunei Malay

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayic *bulan (compare Malay bulan), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bulan/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧lan

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. month (period into which a year is divided)

Cebuano

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Alternative forms

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  • bolanarchaic spelling
  • buwan"l"-elision spelling

Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Pronunciation 1

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Noun

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bulan (Badlit spelling ᜊᜓᜎᜈ᜔)

  1. the Moon
    1. moon of other planets
  2. month

Derived terms

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Pronunciation 2

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Verb

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bulán (Badlit spelling ᜊᜓᜎᜈ᜔)

  1. to hire a servant

Quotations

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References

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  • Fr. Juan Felis de la Encarnación (1851) Diccionario bisaya-español[1] (overall work in Cebuano and Spanish), Amigos del País, page 69
  • John U. Wolff (1972) A dictionary of Cebuano Visayan[2] (overall work in Cebuano and English), Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press

Dairi Batak

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Dupaningan Agta

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Galician

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Verb

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bulan

  1. inflection of bulir:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Higaonon

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon

Hiligaynon

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Etymology

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From Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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búlan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Ibaloi

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Iban

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayic *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Ilocano

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Etymology

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From Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbulan/, [ˈbu.lan]
  • Hyphenation: bu‧lan

Noun

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bulan (Kur-itan spelling ᜊᜓᜎᜈ᜔)

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Indonesian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Malay bulan, from Classical Malay bulan, from Proto-Malayic *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN. Doublet of rembulan and wulan. The sense any natural satellite of a planet is a semantic loan from Dutch maan (moon).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbulan/, [ˈbu.lan]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -lan, -an, -n
  • Hyphenation: bu‧lan

Noun

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bulan (first-person possessive bulanku, second-person possessive bulanmu, third-person possessive bulannya)

  1. moon:
    1. largest natural satellite of planet Earth.
      Bulan malam ini sangat bulat.The moon is very round tonight.
      Pada tahun 1969, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin menjadi manusia pertama yang menginjakkan kakinya di permukaan Bulan.
      In 1969, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first person to walk the Moon's surface.
    2. any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet.
      Bulan Titan yang mengorbit planet Saturnus memiliki kandungan hidrokarbon yang signifikan.
      The moon Titan, that orbits Saturn, has significant numbers of hydrocarbon.
  2. month (period into which a year is divided)
    Kami harus membayar tagihan air setiap bulan.
    We have to pay the water bill every month.

Synonyms

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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Javanese

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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bulan

  1. Clipping of rembulan.

Kapampangan

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Etymology

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From Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbulən/, [ˈbuː.lən]
  • Hyphenation: bu‧lan

Noun

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búlan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Derived terms

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Karo Batak

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Kavalan

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Etymology

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From Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon

Kayapa Kallahan

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Kelabit

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Etymology

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From Proto-North Sarawak *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Limos Kalinga

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Malay

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Etymology

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From Classical Malay bulan, from Proto-Malayic *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

First attested in the Kedukan Bukit inscription, 683 CE, as [script needed] (vulan).

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Noun

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bulan (Jawi spelling بولن, plural bulan-bulan, informal 1st possessive bulanku, 2nd possessive bulanmu, 3rd possessive bulannya)

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)
    Aku pergi ke sana dua kali untuk setiap bulan.
    I go there twice for every month.

Synonyms

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Antonyms

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Indonesian: bulan

References

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  • Wilkinson, Richard James (1901) “بولن bulan”, in A Malay-English dictionary (romanised), Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh limited, page 132
  • Wilkinson, Richard James (1932) “bulan”, in A Malay-English dictionary (romanised), volume I, Mytilene, Greece: Salavopoulos & Kinderlis, pages 161-2

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Masbatenyo

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Matigsalug Manobo

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. month
  2. moon

Ngaju

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Old Javanese

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. month (period into which a year is divided)

Descendants

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Ratagnon

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Remontado Agta

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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búlan

  1. moon
  2. month

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Romani bul (buttocks).

Noun

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bulan n (plural bulane)

  1. (slang) good luck
  2. (slang) leg

Declension

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Sasak

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Sundanese

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Romanization

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bulan

  1. Romanization of ᮘᮥᮜᮔ᮪

Swedish

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Noun

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bulan

  1. definite singular of bula

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Cebuano bulan from Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN. Proposed by Eusebio Daluz by the 20th century to use the Visayan word instead of Tagalog buwan (moon; month) to distinguish moon and month to have equivalents for Spanish luna (moon) and Spanish mes (month). Doublet of buwan.

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Noun

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bulan (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜎᜈ᜔) (neologism)

  1. moon
    Synonyms: buwan, (rare) luna

Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • del Rosario, Gonsalo (1969) Maugnaying Talasalitaang Pang-agham : Ingles-Pilipino [Correlative Word List for Sciences : English-Filipino] (overall work in English and Tagalog), Manila: National Book Store, Inc., →LCCN, →OL
  • Daluz, Eusebio T. (1915) Filipino-English vocabulary: with practical example of Filipino and English grammars, Manila: Akademya ng Wikang Filipino, page 12.
  • Lope K. Santos (1938) Gabriel A. Bernardo, transl., Sources and means for further enrichment of Tagalog as our national language[3], Manila : University of the Philippines, pages 123–124

Tausug

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bulan

Etymology

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From Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Toba Batak

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon (largest natural satellite of planet Earth)
  2. moon (any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet)
  3. month (period into which a year is divided)

Turkish

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Verb

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bulan

  1. imperfect participle of bulmak

Yakan

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulan

  1. moon
  2. month

Yogad

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Etymology

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From Proto-Philippine *bulan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulan, from Proto-Austronesian *bulaN.

Noun

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bulán

  1. moon
  2. month