- stem and midrib of palm or banana leaf; stalk
- the large central supporting member of a coconut leaf,
Betekan batisne mapah biu.[example 1]
A calf like a banana stalk.
Jani kar manggang sate be pasih. Ne…kau-kau. Adeng. Adeng kau-kau. Papah punyan nyuh, katikne. Be pasih misi nyuh, misi basa, mapilit. Komang nu milit. Benjep lakar panggang. Suud panggang, makan len. Jaen.[example 2]
Now I’m going to grill some fish sate. This is … a piece of coconut husk. Charcoal. Charcoal made from the husk of a coconut. The midrib of the coconut leaf (is) the skewer for the sate. The fish is mixed with coconut and spices and then pressed around the skewer. Komang is doing that right now. Then we will grill them. And after we grill them we will eat them. Delicious.
- Fred Eiseman Jr - Proverbs, 1987
- Annerie Godschalk