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Dagil. [Capiz] 1.An archaic Panay language.2.Also known as ligbok.
Dagohoy. [Bohol] 1.The longest revolt in Philippine history, lasting 85 years. 2.The nom de guerre of Francisco Sendrijas, a Boholano folk hero [year???] 3. From dagon sa huyohoy (talisman of the wind or breeze). 4. Datu Dagohoy [+1890]: pronounced dago-oy, he was the first Spanish-appointed mayor, or gobernadorcillo of Moncayo, Compostela Valley Province.
Dagupan City. 1.Bafigus, or milkfish, capital of the archipelago.
Dalubhasa. [Malay juru-bahasa, interpreter.] 1. An expert. 2.Somebody who excels in his job or profession. 3.An experienced professional.
Dambuhala. [Malay jambuhara, monster fish.] 1.A giant. 2.Something huge and gargantuan. 3.A behemoth.
Damo. [Tagalog for grass.] 1.Slang for marijuana leaves. 2.General term used for narcotics coming from hashish or poppies.
Darak. [Tagalog] 1.Rice or com bran. 2.Hull or husk. 3.In Visayan, tahop.
Debate. [Spanish debate, which derives from the Old French debatre, to fight.] 1.A discussion of issues. 2.An argumentation.
Dehado. [Spanish dejado, lazy, negligent, slovenly.] 1.In cockfighting, the rooster nof preferred by wise bettors. 2. The inferior fighter in any competition. Dibuyod. [Batangas]. 1.Fan knife used for circumcision.
Digma. [Sanskrit jihma, in opposition to.] 1.To be against somebody. 2.To be in opposition. 3.To go to war, as in digmaan.
Dikiyam. [Chinese di (plum) + kiam (salted).] 1.A Chinese confection that tastes salty, sour, and tangy.2.Any Chinese food processes with salted plum.
Dinagyang [Iloilo] Originally known as the Iloilo Ati-atihan Festival, the event started as a religious rite in the San Jose Parish in Iloilo to honor the arrival in 1968 of a replica of the Santo Nifio de Cebu.To differentiate it from the Ati-atihan Fetival in Kalibo, Aklan, it was in 1977 changed to Dinagyang.
Dinuguan. [Filipino] 1.A native dish cooked with blood and pig entrails mixed with lemon grass, pepper leaves, vinegar, and other condiments. 2. Any cooking variation that resembles it, with blood as main ingredient. 3. A chocolate-colored food popular among Christians whose religion does not prohibit eating blood. 4.A dish used as companion food for rice-based puto, a combination' popularized byTagalogs.
Dipag. 1.Original name df Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte. 2.Subanen for river.
Dila-dila. [Cavite] 1.Smaller than the palitaw, its dough is shaped into a thumbsize ovals, a thumb mark pressed into the center making it look like a tongue. 2.In Ilocos, it is served with sugar and rasped coconut meat. 3.In Panay, a brown sugar syrup substitutes for white sugar. 4.Used'by Tinggians in exorcism.
Dilot. [Capiz] 1.A Tumanduk love song,often with a repartee, the talda, and a chanted narrative known locally as ulawhay.
Dinagyang. [Iloilo] 1 To make merry. 2.A festival with the same name that is held every January.
Dionatext. 1.A short poem composed of three versified rhyming lines. Each line consists only of seven syllables expressing a complete thought. 2. A unique Filipino poetry contest done by using the shortmessaging system of cellular phones. 3. A kind of Philippine poetry contest sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Diskitihan. [Spanish desquite, & revenge, return match.] 1.Also: diskitahan, to be observed mainly. 2. To avenge a loss.
Dismaya. [Spanish desmayar, be discouraged; lose heart.] 1.In the Visayas, to collapse from frustration. 2.To get discouraged.
Diwal. [Visayas] I._Found only in Western Visayas and nearly extinct, this shellfish with bivalves that look like angel wings when spread, scientifically known as Pholas orientalis, is popular to diners because of its tender, juicy meat. It grows to about 3 cm and feeds on planktons and is usually harvested from March to May.
Diwalwal. [Davao] 1. A gold-rush area in northern Davao acknowledged as the largest gold find in the country. 2.To let the tongue out due to exhaustion from a very tiresome climb on steep mountain.
Dulac. [Bicol] 1.Fierce fighting. 2.An indigenous form of martial art that teaches effective techniques against armed and unarmed street attacks.3.A self-defens hand-to-hand combat style that combines kuntaw, karate, jujitsu, judo, amis, kickboxing and aikido. 4.A self-defense technique developed in 1980 by Antonio R. Vasquez to provide cardio-vascular workout and martial arts proficiency. 5. One of the 13 indigenous games recognized by the Philippine Indigenous Games and Sports Savers Association .
Dumaras [Pampanga]. A kid of wild duck found in Candaba Swamp. It is scientifically known as Anas querduedula.
Dusa. [Sanskrit dosa, sin, fault.] 1. To feel remorse. 2.To suffer from a fault, humiliation, verbal abuse, or oversight. 3. To be aggrieved.
Duyan. [Filipino]. 1.Hammock. 2.An almond-shaped swing shaped like a pelotari's cesta whose ends are securely tied to two opposite poles by twines that allows the rattan-made hammock to move backward and forward, as the user wants it. 3.A hanging crib, usually made of knotted diapers and textiles, used by parents to put infants m sleep. 3: To move backward and forward while sitting, or standing on a swing.
Dyog-dyog. [Tagalog slang.] See. Jerjer.
Dyoga. [Tagalog slang] A woman's breasts.