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the Java minor being Sumatra, as nearer India, though larger in bulk than the more distant Java major or Java of the present day. At Singapore, they to this day, talk of an Angin Jawa as blowing from the Sumatra shore, and which assuredly can never be meant to come from the Java of Batavia, at a distance of eight degrees of latitude.[1]

Jawab, arabic, to answer, to reply. Answer, response, (جواب Jawâb, an answer.)

Jawél, to snap or bite at, as a dog or tiger does.

Jawér, a cock's comb. Jawér kotok, a cocks comb.

Jawér kotok, name of a plant, Plectranthus Scutellaroides of the family of Labiata. Very common in gardens- leaves red in the middle and green along the edges. Has a small blue flower. Scutellaroides- buckler shaped, perhaps from the leaves overlapping each other and presenting a dense even foliage. The leaves are sometimes entirely of a dark dull red.

Jawér kotok, name of a plant Celosia Christata of the family of Amaranthacerc. The leaves like those of the preceding plant, are also red in the center and green on the edges. It bears a handsome scarlet comb terminal to the stem, and is altogether a very ornamental plant.

Jaya, victory, victorious; successful. Jaya, C. 206, victory, conquest, triumph.

Jaya Baya, triumphant in troubles; name of an ancient King of Java, whose seat of government was at Daha in the province of Kadiri. Raffles 2 Vol Pages 80/81 assigns as the date of his accession Anno Javæ 800 = AD. 878; and Anno Javæ 701 = AD. 779. (Bhaya is fear, and frightful, horrible; so the name implies „feared by his victories.” Fr.)

Jaya Kusuma, the triumphant flower; the flower of victory, is another name in Javanese history for Panji or Ina Karta Pati.

Jaya ning Rat, a name of Arjuna in the Mahabarat, and the title with wich the sovereigns of Solo and Jugjo bedeck themselves—the triumphant in the Land.

Jayak, to accompany in procession, to escort a great man with ceremony. To support a person either walking or swimming in the water. (Cf. Ajak.)

Jayang Sěkar, the flowers of victory, a native soldiery so called kept in some parts of the interior of Java. (It is rather Jayéng sěkar, contracted from Jaya ing sëkar. Fr.)

Jayit, to take up out of water; to take out of water anything which has been put therein to soak.

Jěbléh, having the lower lip sticking out, or projecting outwards horizontally like a flat saucer. (Batav. idem.)

  1. In an Inscription of the year Saka 1216 (or 1215), see Raffles 2d. ed. Plate 83, the island is called Yawadwipa. Yawa is a kind of corn- barley. Jawa, as at present pronounced is thus a corruption—y becoming j is very common in all Indian languages. Fr.