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A DICTIONARY SUNDANESE

Popoi, as Sa popoi, all day long. The dualization of the first syllable of the word Poi implies continuity.

Popol, a semi-fluid mass of ground leaves and roots, brought to the substance of a paste and then laid on the forehead or temples by way of medicament.

Porang, a standing panier to hold fish in a boat as caught.

Porgol, gilt, overlaid with gold. A corruption of the Dutch, word verguld, gilt.

Porog, a net-bag set in the jungle, into which Minchĕk are driven and taken.

Porokokok, name of a river fish.

Porot, slipped through between anything, as between two beams. Porot suku na di na chukang, his foot slipped through the bridge. Ceased, terminated, left off. Gĕus porot nyĕkĕl pagawéan, he has ceased to have charge of that work.

Porowulon, an eight part, the eighth.

Pos, European, the post, the means of conveying letters. A post or stage, the distance between an exchange of horses in travelling, which on Java is 5 or 6 English miles. Kantor pos, the post office. Kreta pos, a post carriage, a stage coach.

Posong, a jĕlér fish trap.

Pot, the idiomatic expression of letting go. Pot bai di lésotkĕn, dropping it he left hold. Gĕus pot, he has let go. Pot! let go.

Potlod, a lead pencil. The Dutch word Potlood, lead pencil.

Potol, miserably poor, not worth a rap. Not able to command the first necessaries of life.

Potong, to cut, to hack. Kudu di potong, it must be cut.

Potong, cut, broken, separated, disjointed.

Poyok, to jeer at, to laugh at, to ridicule.

Prabu, see Parabu.

Prada, tinsel, see Parada.

Prah, as tanĕuh prah, loose, open, good soil, the opposite of tanĕuh tĕula, stiff clay.

Prahu, a boat, a ship,--a general term for all vessels afloat. Pārūwa, C. 389, a flat bottomed boat.

Prahulu, a scitameneous plant. Amomum Aculeatum.

Praja, subjects. a Occurs in the composition of proper names. Praja, C. 433, progeny, offspring, people, subjects.

Praji, a midwife, an accoucheuse. Probably the feminine of Praja, C. 433, progeny, offspring —— and thus the person who assists offspring.

Prajurit, a soldier, a warrior, a fighting man. Pra, a particle and prefix implying excess, much, very, exceeding; or Praja, C. 433, people, subjects ,—— and Jurit, Kawi, war ;—— thus pre (eminent) in war, or people for war.

Prak, the idiomatic expression of commencing any undertaking, setting to work or the like. Ari gĕus prak, if we have once set to work. Prak bai di sélla-an, and he clapped the saddle on (the horse).

Praku, weak, feeble.