• fanged face of whom appears above many gate-entrances to the inner courtyards of temples, its function being to prevent evil spirits from entering, accoording to some authorities. Alternatively if a person tries to enter the temple with bad feeling, Bhoma is supposed to change the feeleings. He blesses those with good feeling. (Mider) (Noun)
  • the name of the painting (carving) in the form of a face (giant) (Mider) (Noun)
Alus sor
Alus mider
Alus madya
Alus singgih
Bali dataran dialect
Bali aga dialect

Usage Examples

Luung pesan boma sané gelahe tekén Ketut.
[example 1]
It is very good that the giant face painting owned by Ketut.

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Tiang malajah ngambar boma.
I learned to draw boma.

⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library

In Balinese:   Indayang ja cingakin Dwarapala ring pura utawi Karang Boma ring kori utawi gedong druéné, minab wénten taler wangun ‘kala nyekala’ sakadi punika.

In English:   This expression is common in places or societies that uphold capitalism.

In Indonesian:   Ungkapan tersebut lumrah dijumpai di tempat atau masyarakat yang menjunjung kapitalisme.
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