Mapecat

  • fired from a job
Andap
mapecat
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

Ia maboreh kayu.
[example 1]
He makes boreh (traditional medicine) for wood. [proverb] An external medicine, or coating like a medicine for wood, is paint, or ‘cat’. Thus this could be interpreted that he is painting or putting ‘cat’ on wood. But the word for being fired from a job is ‘mapecat’. And that is similar to ‘having paint’. So, if someone is fired from his job, people say that he is making a ‘boreh’ for wood, or putting on ‘cat, or ‘mapecat’.

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⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library


In Balinese:   Makehan semeton sampun maboreh kayu, mapecat.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  
  1. F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987