n. sickness caused by a spirit of the woods (banwaánun) which intrudes sand, feathers, and hairs into the body. The sickness results from bathing in streams or bathing anywhere on Tuesdays and Fridays or may be on the instigation of a sorcerer. The symptoms are stomach pain followed by intense itchy rashes. The cure is túub. v. cause to get ban-uk.
a. 1. lush, plentiful in growth. Ban-uk kaáyu ang sagbut sa ákung pilapilan, Weeds are growing lush in my rice field; 2. for a mass to be well-packed. Pwirting ban-úka sa baráha sa kahun. Maglisud ta paghulbut ug usa, The cards are very tightly packed into the box. We’ll have a hard time taking one; v. 1. get packed in tight; 2. become lush. Nagkaban-uk ang buhuk ni Bal nga nagkadakù, Bal’s hair is becoming thicker as he is growing bigger.