kalamay

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

In many Visayan languages (particularly Hiligaynon), it is synonymous with 'sugar'.

The word is usually elided to kamay in modern Cebuano dialects. From kamay, a regional variation of the word kalamay ("sugar").

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ka‧la‧may

NounEdit

kalamay

  1. (dialectal, chiefly Sialo, Bohol) sugar
    Synonyms: asukar, kamay, kinugay, sentral.
  2. dish of ground sticky rice, cooked in brown sugar and coconut milk