v. 1. have or possess something Nagbatun siya ug dakung hibalu, He is deeply learned. Ayaw batuni ang pagdumut, Do not nurse your hatred; 2. have a servant. Nakabatun kamig kiriwan kaáyu, We had a thieving servant; 3. take care of something Kinsay mibatun sa bátà pagkapíang niíni? Who was looking after the child when he broke his leg? Batuni kinig maáyu kay handumánan ni nátù, Take good care of this because it is a souvenir; 4. raise and take care of someone else’s domesticated animal for a consideration, usually for half the offspring. Siyay namatun sa ákung anay, He raised my sow for half the litter. -in-an n. servant; v. become a servant. binatnan n. 1. animal raised for someone 2. foster child.
n. baton; v. 1. conduct an orchestra, choir, etc. Inig-áwit ninyu, ákung batunan, When you sing, I’ll conduct; 2. make into a baton.