- split sections of bamboo culm lengthwise to make sesebitan strips for weaving
- split something lengthwise into very thin pieces or slivers, e.g. split bamboo into semat or into strips for making baskets
- split, split something, split bamboo culm into sticks for katik sate
- split into long thin strips, which are called sesebitan
Nyebit tiinge ngamis ke cerikan.
Literally: 'split the bamboo, the strips get thinner'; meaning that if you follow an example of something that is unjust, you will always lose out on the small things; other interpretations: a person of status blames difficulties on his subordinates.