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Kala, time, period. Bahéula kala, in former times, in days of old. Kala, C. 111. Time, a division of time. C. 120. Time, a name of Yama, the Regent of death, see Yama. Also a form of Siwa.

Kalabang, a centipede, a poisonous insect with many feet. Scolopendra. (Perhaps from Kala and bang, red, its colour being reddish. Fr.)

Kalābu, of a dirty or darkish colour, greyish. (At Batavia idem. In Malay it means the (greyish) hide or mark in a sick eye. Fr.)

Kalǎbu, upset, as a boat in water. (Labuh in Malay to let fall; in Javanese and Balinese to throw into the water or fire as a death punishment. Fr.)

Kalachés, name of a bird, also called Panyěusěup.

Kalachi, a wooden shovellike spoon for stirring dodol when boiling.

Kala gamarang, a character in the Manek Maya, who was transformed into a hog. (In Javanese Kala Gumarang; see Gericke.)

Kalahang, a very stinking kind of Durian.

Kalahiran, birth, time of coming into the world. (From the Arabic ظاهر thlâhir, apparens, conspicuus, thus the time of coming to the daylight. Fr.)

Kalakai, leaves and refuse vegetable matter collecting on the surface of the around, especially in forests or uncultivated ground.

Kalakuan, conduct, deportment, behaviour. For the reason that, seeing that: Kalakuan handap, for the reason that it is low. (From Laku, to go, to behave.)

Kalalén, forgotten, from lali to forget. Is used when addressing an equal. Lali is also Javanese for- to forget. (Lali is also Malay and Balinese. Fr.)

Kalam, Arabic, a pen, as used by Arabs and natives. It is made of the substance called Ilarupat, which see. (قلم, qalam calamus scriptorius.)

Kalam měta, or Lambeta, name of a variety of grass.

Kalamantan, Pulo Kalamantan, the native name for the vast island called by Europeans Borneo. Quere Kala, C. 120, a name of Yama, the regent of the dead, a form of Siwa. Manthana, C. 517. agitating, stirring, churning. Can this in any way refer to the Hindu legend of the world having been formed by a process of churning. With Borneo surrounded, as it is, by the other islands of the Archipelago, the idea might suggest itself, of its having been the churning staff of such an exploit. [1]

  1. The original inhabitants of Borneo, d'ont know this name; only the Javanese, who conquered the southern parts, so far as the present Pontianak to the westward and the country of the king of Kuti to the eastward, could have given such a name to that part of the island they knew, and by the Malays, who were the successors in possession of the maritime parts of Borneo, the name might have been spread farther. I should prefer to consider the name Kalamantan (or Kalamantěn), originally certainly Kalamanta as a form of Kâlamat (in the stronger cases Kalamant) this means possessing Kâla, (the destroying deity). The a is added to save the stronger form, and the