Meaning of kataw

kataw

Cebuano

mermaid



kataw

Cebuano

n. supernatural sea creatures with the head and trunk of a beautiful woman and the tail of a fish, which play practical jokes on fishermen, kidnap them, or drive them crazy; v. for a kataw to annoy a fisherman. Dúna kunuy nagkataw ni Pidru sa íyang pagpamasul gabíi, They say a mermaid took an interest in Peter (played jokes or tried to lure him) last night while he was fishing. Gikataw nà siya maung nabúang, A mermaid went after him, and that’s why he went crazy.