BAIKI (BEKE)

baikì
mumps

Spelling variations: beke, biki

Bineke ako. / Biniki ako.
I had mumps.

Namamaga ang mukha kung may beke.
The face swells when with mumps.

Mumps, also called epidemic parotitism, is a disease caused by a virus. Most commonly, the salivary glands swell to enormous proportions. 

Filipinos sometimes joke that they suffer from biki even when they don’t. For example, when you blow up a rubber balloon, the area of your cheeks, lower jaw and upper neck usually hurt from blowing too hard.  You can say:


Biniki ako sa kaiihip ng hanging.
I got mumps from blowing air.