• decorative piece on top of the pacuk-pacuk (Y-shaped structure that connects the two sides at each end of a jukung) at the stern of a jukung
  • tail
  • any of several related birds with fish-like tails:, Black Drongo, Ashy Drongo; Hair-crested Drongo
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Usage Examples

Egol-egol ikuh celeng.
[example 1]

Very flexible, like the tail of a pig.

This does not refer to movement, such as flexibility in dancing. It refers to behavior. The tail of a pig is very easy to wiggle from side to side, but is is very difficult to pull it out. Suppose a man wants to marry awoman, but the woman does not wnat to marry him and want to avoid marriage. Or suppose someone want to borrow money from sonemone and that person does not want to lend the money. In each case the person of whom the favor is asked says somethng nice in order to avoid the unpleasant results. I.e. this person wiggles out of the situation by being flexible.

Nicole Manders Basa Bali Maduur dokar.jpg
Apa mabatis kutus, maduur dadua, ikuh besik?
[example 2]
What has eight feet, two heads, and one tail? [riddle] Answer: Dokar & kusir dokar. A horse cart and its driver.

Goloh tendas, kelet ikuh.
[example 3]
His head fits too loosely, but his tail doesn’t fit. [proverb] Said of someone who promises to help a lot, but who really does work so that he himself can profit, i.e. one who does something because he needs something for himself, not because he wants to help others.

  1. Fred Eiseman Jr - Proverbs, 1987
  2. F. Eiseman - PROVERBS, 1987
  3. F. Eiseman - PROVERBS, 1987