English. Head of a living thing, conceived of as the front and/or top.
Subanen. Inaan, ndi'u mekengimbaal nandaw, pu' mesaiti guluu.
English. I can't work today, because I have a headache.
Subanen. Sampay nemun, nda' ma tubu'ay bembul ki gulu tuklis kiin.
English. Until today, feathers have never grown on the heads of those coletos (bird).
English. The source of a watercourse.
Subanen. Kamun, duuni midengegu mekunglumunglum ditu gulu Gutay, mibelay dau menelip dun ditu mekelegen, ndi'u maita'.
English. Today I heard s.o. murmering there at the headwaters of the Gutay river; I wore myself out looking for him in the bushes,
but I couldn't find him.
English. Is overtaken downstream where it's not raining by a flood originating with rain in the interior, i.e., from the river"s source.
Subanen. Kalabung, saba' nami memana', medenglagan ami sia guluan.
English. Yesterday when we were spear fishing, we almost got caught in a flood.
English. Tree top including trunk, limbs and leaves.
Subanen. Kanugdiin, su kebian nu salindapak kitu, metiba' gupia ig balay mibuksak, pu' sa' daw dumuluk na, mpakayaw menglayugi gulu gayu di gawanawan.
English. Long ago when that salindapak windstorm came through, many houses fell down. They say that when it blows, all the treetops fly around in the air.
Idiom: di gulu gayui gendaw