TIMAWA

This is not a word commonly used in Filipino conversation.  

Original meaning:


timawa
peaceful, calm, tranquil, quiet, free


timawain
to free, liberate


timawain

tranquilize, make tranquil


timawain ang alipin
to emacipate or free a slave


timawa
someone not enslaved


In pre-Hispanic times, a timawa referred to a free person who had higher status than alipin (slaves).







Modern meaning:


timawa
despicable person
hamak na tao