n. 1. maize, the corn plant or any part of it. 1a. bugas — corn grits. Mahal na ang prisyu sa bugas mais karun, The price of corn grits has increased; v. have corn grits as one’s staple food. Nagmais lang mi kay barátu man kay sa humay, We had corn grits as our staple food because it is cheaper than rice. -an, ka-an, -al n. cornfield; v. have a cornfield. maismáis n. 1. ornamental plant similar to the corn plant, and growing up to 3′: Dracaena sanderiana and D. fragrans; 2. folding knife with a handle that is made of sheet metal, molded into the form of an ear of corn; 3. name given to the largest species of flying fish (bangsi). -un see maismáis, 3.
n. 1. female teacher; 1a. term of address or title for a teacher. Nía na si Maistra Lúling, Here is Mrs. Loling, the teacher; 2. education course. Maistra ang gikúhang kursu ni Pirla, Perla is majoring in Education. (→) voc. teacher, ma’am; v. 1. for a woman to teach. Tunghaan nga gimaistráhan ni Sunya, The school where Sonia is teaching; 2. be a (female) teacher. Maistráhun ku ning ákung anak, I’ll make my daughter into a teacher. ubra — see ubra.
n. 1, 1a. see maistra (male). 2. education course; 3. the leader or instigator of activity, usually bad. Ikay maistru sa tanang mga binúang, You are the instigator of all the foolishness; 4. band or orchestra master. Pasakalyi, maistru, kay mukanta ku, Introduction, maestro. I shall sing now. — ámu boatswain. — kusiníru chief cook; v. 1. teach; 2. be a teacher.