Dalang

  • puppeteer in the Wayang Kulit shadow play
Media
dalang
Kasar
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Halus
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Northern Form

Usage Examples

Buka dalang nyiatang wayang. Jani dalang ane paling kasuba di Bali madan dalang Cenklong.
[example 1]
Meaning literally: like a dalang making his puppets fight; referring to a person who follows his own wishes alone, because a dalang controls his puppets and make whatever side he wishes win the fight.

Anak ane dueg ngigelang wayang kaadanin dalang.
A person who is good at playing puppets/shadow puppets is called a puppeteer.

  1. I Gusti Ketut Anom, dkk. 2008. Kamus Bali-Indonesia. Denpasar: Badan Pembinaan Bahasa, Aksara, dan Sastra Bali; Ni Made Suryati