balian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Balinese balian.

Noun[edit]

balian (plural balians or balian)

  1. A Balinese shaman or traditional healer.
    • 1990, Fred B. Eiseman, Jr., Bali: Sekala and Niskala, Tuttle Publishing, p. 136:
      A balian may be consulted in order to determine the location of a lost object or the identity of a thief.
    • 2005, Makara Media, Bali Blues, p. 147:
      I had immediate misgivings when Komang, Thomas, and I visited the balian that evening.
    • 2008, Nancy Connor, Bradford P Keeney, Shamans of the World, p. 150:
      A balian has to be careful about what he or she eats and about sexual relations.

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Balinese[edit]

Noun[edit]

balian

  1. shaman, (traditional) healer