Tagalog words that are no longer spoken

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Traditional Tagalog words spoken during the 1800s that are seldom or no longer spoken

Traditional Filipino words for romance and poetry:

  • Alab – Flame or “very in love”
  • Alibadbaran – to irritate
  • Dalamhati – sorrow or grief
  • Dangal – honor or dignity
  • Gabay – Guide or companion
  • Giliw – Dearest or beloved
  • Hagkan – Embrace or hug
  • Halakhak – laughter or merriment
  • Haplos – Caress or touch
  • Hiyas – Jewel or gem
  • Kasintahan – Girlfriend or boyfriend
  • Kalinga – Care or nurture
  • Lambingan – A place or moment of endearment
  • Lihim – Secret or mystery
  • Luha – tears or weeping
  • Lumbay – sorrow or melancholy
  • Lumingon – Look back or glance behind
  • Paraiso – Paradise or heaven
  • Pahimakas – Farewell or parting words
  • Paghilom – Healing or restoration
  • Sulyap – Glance or glimpse
  • Salamisim – intuition or insight
  • Tadhana – Fate or destiny
  • Tugon – Response or answer
  • Yugto – “Yugto ng buhay” or Chapter of life.

Traditional Filipino words people:

  • Abay – best man, bridesman, bridesmaid, consort, escort, retainer.
  • Ada – fairy.
  • Anakula – ship’s captain (note: admiral is “Lakshmana”).
  • Lelang – old lady, grandmother.
  • Lelong – old man, grandfather.
  • Lakan – honorable men.
  • Lakambini – muse, honorable woman.
  • Irog – loved one.
  • Sinta, Sinisinta – to love someone, also loved one.
  • Tio – Uncle
  • Tia – Auntie

Traditional Filipino words at home:

  • Armario – Closet
  • Comedor – Dining room
  • Cubiertos – Cutlery
  • Escalera – Stairs
  • Despensa – Pantry
  • Dormitorio – Bedroom
  • Tazones – Bowls
  • Lámpara – Lamp
  • Platillos – Saucers
  • Vajilla – Dinnerware
  • Puerta – Door
  • Batalan – Bathroom
  • Dungawan – Window
  • Silid – Room
  • Silong – Basement
  • Pamamahay – Dwelling
  • Kuwadro – Picture frame

    Traditional Filipino words for socio-civic

    • Anak-Pawis – Someone who works hard to support the family.
    • Dalamhati – Sorrow or grief.
    • Dalamhating – Fierce or intense.
    • Dalita – Misery or affliction.
    • Dangal – Honor or dignity.
    • Digmaan – War or conflict.
    • Halakhak – Laughter or merriment.
    • Kagitingan – Valor or bravery.
    • Kaharian – Kingdom or realm.
    • Kalinga – Care or protection.
    • Katarungan – Justice or righteousness.
    • Lakas – Strength or power.
    • Liwanag – Light.
    • Lumbay – Sorrow or melancholy.
    • Luha – Tears or weeping.
    • Panganib – Danger or peril.
    • Panganorin – Prophecy or prediction.
    • Pamilihan – Market.
    • Salamisim – Intuition or insight.
    • Sandata – Weapon or armament.
    • Paghayo / Hayo – to leave, to go somewhere, to go forth.

    Traditional Filipino words for school

    • Adhikain – Goal, objective, strive to attain.
    • Aklatan – Library.
    • Aralin – Lesson, study.
    • Agam-tala – Calendar.
    • Guro – Teacher.
    • Paaralan – School.
    • Silid-aralan – Study room or classroom.
    • Kuwaderno – Notebook.
    • Sipi – Quotation or citation.
    • Kodigo – Cheat sheet or crib notes.
    • Marka – Grade or mark.
    • Pagtuturo – Teaching or instruction.
    • Pagsasanay – Training or practice.
    • Talumpati – Speech or oration.
    • Pananaliksik – Research.
    • Pamamahayag – Reporting or presentation.
    • Karunungan – Knowledge.
    • Aral – Lesson or teaching.
    • Sining – Art or skill.
    • Agham – Science.
    • Matematika – Mathematics.
    • Wika – Language.
    • Panitikan – Literature.
    • Sikolohiya – Psychology.
    • Agham Panlipunan – Social Science.
    • Pagsusulit – Examination or quiz.
    • Balagtasan – Debate in verse form.
    • Talakayan – Discussion or dialogue.

    Traditional Filipino words for nature:

    • Alak-alakan – ham part of leg
    • Alapaap – high clouds
    • Bukad – open (flower)
    • Bukang-liwayway (dawn)
    • Tala – star
    • Sansinukob – universe
    • Wingkag – forcibly open

    Traditional Filipino words for places:

    • Bantilan – Watchtower
    • Baybay – Shore
    • Bundok – Mountain
    • Dalampasigan – Seashore
    • Dako – Region
    • Kabayanan – Town center
    • Kabukiran – Countryside
    • Kapatagan – Plain
    • Lalawigan – Province
    • Lambak – Valley
    • Nayon – Hamlet
    • Pampang – Riverbank
    • Palayan – Rice field
    • Parian – Market
    • Pasigan – Riverside
    • Pook – Place
    • Pook-hilaga – Northern area
    • Pook-kanluran – Western area
    • Pook-silangan – Eastern area
    • Pook-timog – Southern area
    • Pulo – Island
    • Silangan – East
    • Sukdulan – Summit
    • Tabing-dagat – Beach
    • Talampas – Plateau
    • Yungib – Cave

    Pook-hilaga – Northern area
    Baybaying dagat – Seaside
    Lambak – ValleyLawa – Lake
    Gusali – Building
    Hardin – Garden
    Ilog – River
    Kuweba – CavernBaklad – Fish trap (area)
    Palayan – Rice field

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