HILI

This is not that common a word in conversation. Standard dictionaries list several different meanings for it.


hilí: type of lullaby song

See hele

There are some old Tagalog dictionaries that define hili as “isang uri ng awitin ng mga namamangka” (a type of song for boaters), though students these days are taught that it’s the talindaw that’s the ancient boating song.


inggit, selos, pangingimbulo, imbidya

hilì
envy

kahilihili / kahili-hili
enviable

kahilihiling ganda
enviable beauty

This word can be found in older literary works.


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