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A DICTIONARY SUNDANESE

Mahomét, vide Mohammad.

Mahugi, to make love- presents; to carry presents to the intended one.

Maido, to disbelieve, not to put trust in. Sok maido lamun ka kula, he never believes what I say. See |Paido.

Main, to play, to have motion as a piece of machinery. To play for money, to gamble. To play- in the sense of seeking amusement, is not main in Sunda, as in Malay, but Ulin.

Maisa, a title applied to the ancient chiefs or kings on Java, both at Janggala and Pajajaran. As Maisa Laléan occurs at the former place Raffles Vol 2 Page 94 and Browijaya Maisa Tandraman occurs at the latter. Raffles Vol. 2 page 96. The word means buffaloe. Mahisā., C. 533, a buflaloe. Mahisha, C. 533 from Maha, to worship; a buflaloe, the emblem and vehicle of Yama the name of an Asura or demon slain by Durga. Mahishi, C 533. a female buffaloe; the wife of a king, but especially the one who has been consecrated or crowned. A queen.

Mahisa or kĕbo, both words implying buflaloe, are ancient appellations of the Kshatryas on Java. Friederich, Bat Trans. Vol. 23 page 21.

Maisa, is a title of some of the Chiefs in early Javanese history. Thus we have Kuda or Maisa Laléan, to whom one of the discrepant accounts ascribes the foundation of Pajajaran. He is said to have tamed the buflaloe to the yoke, from which circumstance he was called Maisa or the buflaloe, whilst his decendants went by that of Munding, which is the buflaloe in colloquial Sunda. Maisa, however, is no doubt the Mahésa of Clough Page 534, from Maha, great , and Isa, Lord, or god, and as such an appellation of Siwa, which cognomen had been applied to a distinguished prince who had either founded a new empire or taught the people the use of agriculture. Maisa, a name of Siwa, might have been applied to the buffaloe as taking the place of the sacred bull of that deity, which is still observable in some of the old monumental ruins in Eastern Java.

Mahésa, however the case may be, passed for a buffaloe in ancient Javanese times, thus we have Mahesasura, the demon in the form of a buffaloe slain by the Hindu goddess Durga.

Maja, a large forest tree, with reticulate and aromatic fruit. Aromadendron elegans.

Maja, a liane which produces a round fruit of the size of a man's fist, Crataeva marmelos, has a hard shell, but contains a soft inside, which can be easily removed like the contents of an egg. The word has a Sanscritical sound, and from the nature of the fruit may be so called from Majja, C. 505. marrow, pith, sap. From this Maja, the old capital of Java—Majapahit, derived its name (Majapahit is a translation of Wilwa-tikta, the Scr. name of the same place. Wilwa is Aegle marmelos, tikta is the same as the Polynesian pahit, bitter. Fr).

Maja, used in the expression. Nista, maja, utama, three methods of warning which are considered by the natives as a sufficient display of patience. The Maja in this case