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CebuanoEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: hi‧naw

EtymologyEdit

Compare hinawnaw.

The idiomatic sense is from The Bible's account of Pontius Pilate washing his hands and refusing to condemn Jesus.

VerbEdit

hinaw

  1. to wash one's hands or another's
  2. (idiomatic) to wash one's hands of; to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for; to refuse to have any further involvement with

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:hinaw.


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hiNaw, from Proto-Austronesian *SiNaw

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: hi‧naw

VerbEdit

hinaw

  1. (chiefly Batangas) to wash one's hands or feet