BADYA

asersiyon, deklarasyon, pahayag, ang sinsabi, ang isinaysay; pahiwatig, patalastas; mimika, panggagaya, panggagad

badya
expression, indication

ibadya
to declare

bumadya
to signal, to indicate

badyahin
to signal, to indicate

ibabadya
will be indicated (by)

This is not that common a word in conversation but appears frequently in writing.

ang pagbadya ng pagdating ni Hesus
the sign of the arrival of Jesus

ang pagbadya ng simula ng klase
the signal for the start of class

ang badya ng simula ng panibagong araw
the indication of the start of a new day

In olden times, the word badya meant to ‘mock’ or ‘mimic’ but its meaning has now evolved in usage.

Another old meaning of badya was to ‘express’ or ‘articulate’ such as in pronouncing or uttering words.

may kaliwanagang badya o bigkas
having clear articulation or pronunciation

Sa harap niya ay nagbadya, “Baquit narito ca?”
In front of him said, “Why are you here?”

ibadya, binabadya, ibinadya, ibabadya