1. — [noun, adjective] as one in (such-and-such) a capacity. Kúmu magulang siya nímu, mutáhud giyud ka níya, As your older brother, you must obey him. Kúmu gwápa, daghang mulíngì iniglabay níya, Being beautiful, many people turn to look at her as she passes by. 2. — kay since, seeing that. Kúmu kay girikumindar kag pulitiku, nakulukar ka na, Because a politician recommended you, you got placed in a job. Kúmu ba kay prisidinti siya sa kapunúngan, dílì siya muámut? Just because he is the president of the organization, he doesn’t contribute? 3. may, way — there is something (nothing) as good as ... May kúmu pa bang basahun ingun sa Bisayà? Is there any magazine as good to read as the Bisaya? Way kúmu ning dúna tay amígu sa Kustum, There’s nothing as good as having a friend in the Customs Bureau.
n. 1. clenched fist; 2. interjection indicating a brusque rejection of one’s suggestion: go to hell! ‘Ikay manghúgas run, ha?’—‘Kúmù!’ ‘You wash the dishes today, OK?’—‘Drop dead, will you?’ v. clench one’s fist, keep something tightly in one’s palm. Nangúmù siya sa hilabihang kalágut, He clenched his fists in anger. Kumúa nang kindi arun dì makítà, Keep the candy in your fist so that no one can see it. Kumúa (ikúmù) ang ímung kamut, Clench your fists. -in- see kúmù, n. -in-ay v. clench fists at each other.