Meaning of hílan



a. 1. for an uncultivated, unpopulated area to be disease-infested or infested with supernatural beings. Hílan nga dapit ang gihátag sa gubyirnu, The land that the government gave was disease-infested forest land. Misum-uk sila sa hilan nga lasang, They came into a lonely and frightening forest; 2. place that is dangerous because of the type of people that live there. Hílan kaáyu ang Tundung puy-an. Daghang naglukluk nga kriminal, Tondo is a dangerous place to live. There are so many criminals around; v. 1. for a forest or thicket to become disease-infested; 2. for a place to become dangerous because of the bad types that infest it.