Emper-emper

emper-emper

  • rags made of dirty clothes on string
  • used in lieu of a fence because Balinese people will not walk under dirty clothe
Andap
emper-emper
Kasar
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Alus sor
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Alus mider
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Alus madya
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Alus singgih
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Mider
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Bali dataran dialect
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Bali aga dialect
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Usage Examples

Buka dewane ungkulin emper-emper.
[example 1]
Literally: Like a god with dirty rags hung over him, referring to the fact that it is dangerous to do this because the god will never be close to you; refers to a person who is distant and not friendly, and used as a warning to others not to put anything on top of a shrine that is ritually unclean.

⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library

No examples collected yet.

  1. Fred Eiseman Jr, Proverbs 1987