Meaning of abat

abat

Cebuano

n. witch; wizard; apparitions; supernatural beings



abat

Cebuano

n. 1. any supernatural being or human with supernatural powers which shows itself in an unexpected and startling way; 2. one who is ‘it’ in games; v. 1. head off someone Maapsan pa nímu siya ug ímung abatun sa iskína, You can still catch up with him if you head him off at the corner; 2. frighten someone by appearing suddenly or otherwise startling him. Ig-ági níya, abta siya, When he comes by, give him a scare. alabtan, abtanan a. haunted, place where things appear suddenly. alabtun someone to whom spirits tend to show themselves. abat-ábat n. game of tag; v. 1. play tag; 2. try to meet without succeeding. Wà giyud mi magkítà, nag-abat-ábat lang, We just kept missing each other.


ábat

Cebuano

v. hold on to something fixed to support oneself. Ang tigúwang miábat sa pasamánu paingun sa táas, The old man held on to the bannister while going upstairs. -an(→) n. a railing in shape of a ladder for baby to cling to when he starts to walk.


ábat

Cebuano

v. 1. feel with the hands, esp. to find something out. Nag-ábat siya sa yáwi sa íyang bulsa kung wà ba hibyai, He felt for the key in his pocket to see if he hadn’t left it behind. Abátun ku ang íyang agtang ug hilanatun ba, I’ll touch her forehead to see if she is feverish; 2. feel something with the sense of touch. Nakaabat ku sa kabugnaw sa sinihan, I felt the coolness of the movie house. Abátun gánì nímu ang kasakit, musamut giyud, If you think about the pain, it will get worse; 3. happen to notice, sense something Nakaabat kung mu rag may misaka sa ámung báy, I sensed that someone had entered our house.