- puppeteer in the Wayang Kulit shadow play
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.
- I Gusti Ketut Anom, dkk. 2008. Kamus Bali-Indonesia. Denpasar: Badan Pembinaan Bahasa, Aksara, dan Sastra Bali; Ni Made Suryati