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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: pu‧gu‧tan

VerbEdit

pugutan

  1. to behead
    • 1990, National Mid-week
      Dinala si Emilio sa plasa at pinugutan ng ulo. Si Julian pa ang nagboluntaryong gumawa nito, at maghapon pang ipinabilad sa araw ang bangkay upang umano' y magsilbing aral sa mga mamamayan....
      Emilio is brought to the plaza and beheaded. Julian volunteered to accomplish it, and they exposed the corpse under the sun all day to serve as a lesson to the people.
    • 2000, Jun Cruz Reyes, Etsa-puwera (→ISBN)
      Pinatay ng mga Amerikano, pinugutan ng ulo. Tapos na ang kwento. Nakakaintriga, magandang buuin. Saan mag-uumpisa? Sa kapurit na datos? Mabuti na rin ang meron kaysa walang-wala.
      Killed by the Americans, and beheaded. It's the end of the story. Intriguing, and good to create. Where we will start? From a piece of data? It's better to have one that have not.

Usage notesEdit

This verb is generally used in the phrase pugutan ng ulo, which is considered a pleonasm.

InflectionEdit