English. Retreats, fades from sight or existence, disappears.
Subanen. Kamun duuni minita'u getaw, mitakaw na laak malep di matau, ta' dun sa' tanda' minangay.
English. Earlier I saw someone, he suddenly just faded from my view, I don't know where he was going.
Subanen. Kali'u pektalentenay sug diplanu, mesaklep ditug ditaas gebu nen.
English. When I concentrated on looking at it, the airplane disappeared above the clouds.
English. Of a heavenly body, sets.
Subanen. Sinegay galep, sug bulan, miditu su nga gantung dialem benwa nilan, nda' ilan gua'.
English. While it was new moon, the moon disappeared, the termites went into their nest and didn't come out any more.
Cultural Note. During new moon one is not to work in the binaal. If one works anyway, it is believed he will become ill or get no return from the field.
c.f. bulan; elig
Idiom: alepi ginaa
English. Euphemism for dies.