• waft essence of an offering toward a person, or toward oneself (but not toward gods). Compare to ngayab, which refers to the same motion, except directed away from oneself or away from someone else or offerings, toward god.
  • waft hand to our body; move both hands towards the body during the ceremony (Mider) (Verb)
Alus sor
Alus mider
Alus madya
Alus singgih
Bali dataran dialect
Bali aga dialect

Usage Examples

Nyanan eda kija-kija nah, Yan! Ingetang natab nyanan. Jani otonan caine.
Don't go anywhere later, Yan! Remember to natab (waft hand in otonan ceremony) later. Today is your otonan (balinese birthday eve).

⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library

In Balinese:   Driki ring Jakarta, Ayu Cha natab banten sane katumbas saking pura nampek driki.

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In Indonesian:   Di Jakarta, kami bersembahyang, Ayu Cha natab dengan sarana upacara yang dibeli dari pura dekat rumah.