- female pig, breeding sow (kaung = boar)
Mudahan teken be bangkung.[example 1]
Literally: Cheaper than the meat of a “bangkung”.
Here “bangkung” refers to a female pig that has had many litters. The meat from such a pig does not taste very good, and so it is very cheap to buy. It is “udu”, meaning that nobody buys it.This is said in reference to something that nobody buys. The implication is that the stuff is no good, and that is the reason that it is cheap and unpopular.
Paid bangkung.[example 2]
[proverb] Dragged by a sow. This really ought to be in passive voice: Paida teken bangkung, but it is abbreviated in this entry. It refers to a man who lives with his wife in her family house, rather than in his own, as is the normal case.
Paida teken bangkung[example 3]
[proverb] Usually abbreviated to "Paid bangkung". Dragged by a sow.It refers to a man who lives with his wife in her family house, rather than in his own, as is the normal case.
- F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987
- F. Eiseman, Proverbs.1987
- F. Eiseman, Proverbs, 1987