- sugar, palm
- Arenga pinnata
- source of sagun jaka, beluluk fruit, gula barak, duk, and tuak
- leaves of sugar palm
Ia ulung mabuah jaka.[example 1]
He falls down like having a jaka fruit. [proverb] The name for ‘jaka’ (sugar palm) fruit is ‘belukuk’. (Mabuah jaka = beluluk [AMP]) The word for ‘rolling over’, or ‘rolling around over and over’ is ‘ngeluluk’. It is one of the onomatopoeic sounds. So if one falls down ‘beluluk’ (having a sugar palm fruit), one falls down rolling over and over, ‘ngeluluk’. A far-fetched pun.
- F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987