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A DICTIONARY SUNDANESE

Dipati, an abbreviated form of Adipati which see.

Diri, self, our own person. Diri na, your own self or person, his or herself.

Dité, the first day of an ancient Sunda weak of seven days, but derived from India. Dite is probably the same as Aditi, C 23 the wife of Kasyapa , which is one of the names of Aruna, the charioteer of the Sun. She was the mother of the gods, and also sometimes represented as the mother of the Sun. The following is a list of the names of the days of this ancient week. (42).

Dité is the present Achad or Sunday.
Soma
"
Senin " Monday.
Anggara
"
Salasa " Tuesday.
Buda
"
Rěbo " Wednesday.
Raspati,
"
Khěmis " Thursday.
Suprah
"
Jumahat " Friday.
Tumpěk
"
Saptu " Saturday.

see each word voce. In Ceylon Sunday is represented by Irida the day of Ira, the Sun. C. 70. (Supra must be Sukra; Raspati is Wrihaspati. Cf. Transact. Bat. Soc. on Bali. 23. p. 51.)

Ditu, there, that place. Ti mana?' ti ditu, where do you come from? from that place.

Diya, you, thou; a milder and more friendly expression than Sia.

Diyem, properly Malay, but often heard as an order to be quiet; Silence!

Diyeng, the highest part of the Gunung Prawu , inland of Pakalongan , and where the chief monuments of Hindu antiquity in that range, are still found. The word is evidently derived from Adhi C. 24 , chief, superior , over , above and Hyang, divinity see voce. Adhi-hyang - Chief-divinity, in same way as Adhi-pati, chieflord, is formed.

Diyĕuk, to sit down, be seated. Diyĕuk di dinyo, sit down there. (43).

Doa, arabic, prayer, invocation, benediction. Ngirim doa, to invoke a benediction.

Dobol, with a bok in it ; in holes; burst out. (At Batavia it means also opened, where there ought to be no opening.)

Dodo1, a sweetmeat made of rice flour, brown sugar and cocoanut.


(42) Aditya, child of Aditi is the common name of the sun. In Dité the first syllable is cut and in the last the ya in the usual way contracted to ê. Another form is Réditi; where I am inclined to believe that the is only a misrepresentation of the independent commencing sound d. (  ; ) Fr.

(43) Diyeuk might be related to the Malay duduk; the Sundanese is the simple form with a prolongation of the vowel; dudok, seems to be a reduplication, and has not altered the vowel, just for reason of the reduplicating syllable. (Diyĕuk, shorter pronounced yet, than it appears from the writing, is rather monosyllabic. So (monosyllabic) are all "the idiomatic expression” of this dictionary, and they will turn out to be the real roots of the greatest part of the languages of the Archipelago. But this is no sign that these languages represent a broken Sanscrit. Fr.