meaning will be traced. This particle Di is of extensive use and occurs in almost every sentence uttered. Di in Singhalese is used as a suffix signifying during, while. Lambrick’s Singhalese grammar, Ceylon 1834 Page 110.
Di atas, in consideration of, seeing that, as for, Di ataa sia budak ngora era, considering that you are a young man , you ought to be ashamed.
Di dahi, to shave and trim the eyebrows, so as to make them handsome in a native’s opinion.
Di dinyo, on that very spot; there with emphasis; at that critical period.
Di ditu, there, alluding to some spot at a distance.
Di diyo, here, in this place.
Diga, as, like as, resembling, like. Diga nu édan, like a madman.
Dikiran, to sing in praying, or in reading the Koran. The word is Arabic Dzikir and implies praise, thanksgiving to God. See Tahlil.
Dikso–Dikshā, C. 273 sacrificing, offering oblations, engaging in a certain course of religious austerities. NB. at the village of Dixo on the Progo river, Dipo Negoro made his first stand in the great rebellion of 1825/30, being considered a place of mystic authority and importance, which its name seems to indicate. (Dikshâ Scr. in the sense given by Clough. Very useful should be paying attention to the fact mentioned and similar ones. These fools and impostors remain the same always and every where. Fr.)
Di luar, outside, beyond, without.
Di luhur, above, on the top of.
Dim, an inch, a measure of length; the 12 part of a foot or kaki which see. Derived from the Dutch word Duim, an inch.
Di na, at, at any particular place. Di na gedong, at the chief dwelling house. Di na imah na, at his house. Di na chai, at the river. The na is the possessive pronoun, only placed before and not after the substantive.
Din, arabic, faith, religion, worship. Occurs constantly in the composition of proper names as Kamarudin, Samsudin, which see.
Dingding, anything perpendicular and flat, like a curtain, a piece of wall &c, Lancha dingding, the curtain or wall-spider from its weaving its web perpendicularly in front of caverns or other apertures, which it appears to wall up.
Dinyo, spot, place- time, moment. See Di dinyo and Ti dinyo.
Dio, and Diyo, here, this place. Di, at, Iyo, this. Ti diyo ka ditu, from this place to that.
Dipa, a word often occuring as a man’s name, or in the composition of proper names of places, or chiefs. Dipa, C. 270.an elephant. See Jambu Dipa. Adhipa, C. 24 a lord, a chief ruler. (41).
- (41) Dwipa, two times drinking; an elephant; an island. But Dipa a lamp, from dip, to shine, to have a lustre. Where the word means island, it is naturally a corruption of Dwipa. In the proper name of man it might mean the sun, or be the same as adhipa. Fr.