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Bingbing, a small variety of dwarf Palm, growing wild in jungle. Areca humilis or Pinanga Kuhlii.

Bingkěng, bent, curved.

Binglu, a sort of wild mangga. Mangifera — hardly fit to eat.

Bing'ung, confounded, troubled in mind, embarrassed, perplexed.

Binih, seedling paddy plants meant for transplanting; such seedlings ready for transplanting. Seed meant to be planted.

Binong, name of a plant, Bucida nitida, Crawfurd. This word occurs in the name of an Estate and post station between Batavia and Buitenzorg, called Chibinong.

Bintara, the ancient name of the district now called Demak. Bintara in Javanese is the name of a sweet scented grass. Raffles Vol 2 P. 124.

Bintinu, name of a tree. Visenia umbellata.

Binw-angan, name of a district on the south coast of Bantam. In some malay countries in Sumatra Binuwang is a species of deer, and Binuwangan would be a place abounding in deer. Marsden P. 51.

Biola, a fiddle. The native way of pronouncing Viola = a violin.

Birah, a wild plant, with broad leaf like Bolang; a variety of Arum.

Birĕt, said of knotty wood with the grain so twisted as not to be able to split it. See Burĕt.

Birěungo, to inspect, to view.

Biribisan, a slight sprinkling of rain; a few small drops of rain, the commencement of rain; to rain lightly. Bhira, and Bhiru, C. 494/5. fearful, timid. This may be the etymon, and then the word will imply rain enough to give a fright.

Birit, the rump of man or beast.

Biru, fuss, uncalled for interference. Only heard in the expression ngadu biru, to meddle with matters which do not concern one. Biru is probably the same as Biruma, C. 473 barking, the final ma is only constructive, and adu biru, would then be, to squabble with barking (like dogs), [cf. sub voce adu, and the Note].

Biru, name of a plant. Colocasia odorata.

Biruluk, a small dwarf cocoanut, the nut injured in its growth.

Birus, as di birus, to strip young growing paddy, in order to get at the stem, to make a child's pipe or ole-ole-an. The young stems so stripped.

Bisa, able, clever, skilled, learned. Can, to be abe, to have the power. To bisa, I cannot, Id'ont know how. This word is also, no doubt, of Sanscrit origin, though Clough does not give the word in the shape of simply Bisa or Wisa. He, however, gives wisakunu Page 663, a Pandit, a learned man, as derived from wichakshana Page 643, a Pandit, a learned man, clever, able, wise (27).

(27)Bisa and biâsa (to be accustomed) I consider to be the same word. I d'ont recollect if this interpretation has been given by others before me, at least I found it already myself some 10 years