• said of a person who works for someone else and gets little for his work
  • dog
Northern Form
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Usage Examples

Di natah kubune, Anak Agung Alit papagina teken cicingne Pekak Giyor.
[example 1]
No translation exists for this example.

Buka cicing medemin jalikan paone; kudu-kudu anget bulunne lilig.
[example 2]
Like a dog sleeping in a stove; his body is warm, but his fur falls out. [proverb] Said of a man who likes to go out with a woman and make love to her often. He will be happy (warm), but, by the time he gets married, he will not have any money left, because women spend money very quickly. Also said if such a man never gets married, because he doesn’t have any money left after going out with women a great deal. In both cases the man enjoyed himself while spending the money. Jalikan is the word for the inside of an old-fashioned clay stove. The stove itself is called paon, whence the usual word for kitchen, paon. The inside of the stove is the jalikan. The prapen is the base of the stove.

Tiang cicing cenikanga teken ia.
[example 3]
He thinks of me as a small dog. [proverb] The word for ‘puppy’ is ‘kuluk’. The word ‘uluk-uluk’ means ‘lie’. So, if someone thinks of you as a puppy, ‘kuluk’ (or ‘cicing’ AMP), he ‘uluk-uluk’s , or lies to you. This is hard to translate (literally AMP) into English. ‘Cenikang’ means to make something smaller. The suffix -a makes the verb passive. So, literally, the phrase is “I, as a dog, am made smaller by him” which makes no sense, or one could say: “I am a dog that is made smaller by him”.

  1. (Novel) Tresnane Lebur Ajur Satonden Kembang karya Djeantik Santha tahun 1981 hal 60
  2. F. Eiseman - PROVERBS, 1987
  3. F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987