Amis

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Etymology

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From Proto-Austronesian *kamay (hand). Compare Tagalog kamay.

Noun

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kamay

  1. (anatomy) hand

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Bolinao

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Noun

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kamay

  1. chicken flea

Cebuano

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Etymology

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From kamay, a regional variation of the word kalamay ("sugar").

Compare similar elisions in other languages, Cebuano balay, Cebuano bulan, Tagalog daan (road), Malay tidak.

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  • Hyphenation: ka‧may

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kamay

  1. sugar
    Synonyms: asukar, kalamay, kinugay, sentral.

Quechua

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Verb

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kamay

  1. (transitive) to create, form, found
  2. (transitive) to govern, rule, administer, manage
  3. (transitive) to prepare (as in food)

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kamay, from Proto-Austronesian *kamay (hand). Cognate with Amis kamay (hand).

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Noun

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kamáy (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜋᜌ᜔)

  1. (anatomy) hand
    Synonyms: mano, (Batangas, Mindoro) gulamot
  2. something that resembles a human hand (such as hands on a watch)
  3. (figurative) promise of marriage
  4. (now uncommon) arm
    Synonyms: braso, bisig

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Adjective

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kamay (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜋᜌ᜔)

  1. accustomed; suited (in operating a tool or task)

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Further reading

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  • kamay”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Yami

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kamay, from Proto-Austronesian *kamay (hand).

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kamay

  1. finger; toe

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Yogad

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kamáy

  1. baby louse