MATRÍS

from the Spanish matriz, meaning ‘womb’ or ‘uterus’

matrís
womb

matrís
matrix

mababa ang matrís
“womb is low”
= prone to miscarry
= has a difficult time to conceive

Mababa ang matrís ng babae.
The woman has a tendency to miscarry.

Nahihirapan siyang mabuntis kasi mababa ang matrís niya.
She’s having a hard time getting pregnant because her womb is low.

 

In the Philippines, a Filipina would refer to the lower part of her abdomen as the location of her matrís.