banci

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Indonesian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ban.t͡ʃi/
  • (nonstandard) IPA(key): [ˈbaɲt͡ʃi]
  • Hyphenation: ban‧ci

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

banci (first-person possessive banciku, second-person possessive bancimu, third-person possessive bancinya)

  1. (derogatory) a waria
  2. (derogatory) a trans woman
  3. (derogatory) a gay man
  4. (botany) hermaphrodite

Adjective[edit]

banci

  1. (derogatory) sissy, effeminate
  2. (derogatory) pussy, coward

Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay banci, from Sanskrit वाशी (vāśī, adze, chisel), from Tamil வாச்சி (vācci, adze).

Noun[edit]

banci (first-person possessive banciku, second-person possessive bancimu, third-person possessive bancinya)

  1. a big pickaxe to chip or to hew

Etymology 3[edit]

From Malay banci, from Sanskrit पञ्जी (pañjī, register). Doublet of panji. Compare with Thai บัญชี (ban-chii), Khmer បញ្ជី (bɑñcii), Javanese wanci (time).

Noun[edit]

banci (first-person possessive banciku, second-person possessive bancimu, third-person possessive bancinya)

  1. (rare) population census
    Synonym: sensus

Further reading[edit]

  • banci” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.
  • Wilkinson, Richard James. An Abridged Malay-English Dictionary. Macmillan. 1965.
  • Morel, Casparus Johannus (1875), “banci”, in Nieuw Laagmaleisch-Nederlandsch woordenbooekje: bevattende de meest in gebruik zijnde woorden en spraakwendingen, ten dienste van hen, die zich op de beoefening van het Laagmaleisch, en der Maleisch-sprekenden, die zich op het Nederlandsch willen toeleggen, H. M. van Dorp

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Javanese wañci (timid, shy; character; deceitful), bañcana, wañcana (deception, deceitful), from Sanskrit वञ्चन (vañcana, deceiving, trickery).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

banci

  1. a plant whose leaves are used in folk medicines or used as vegetable.
    • 1929-10-26, Kajawèn, Balai Pustaka, page 1355-1356:
      Jangan bêning banci punika kenging kangge jampinipun tiyang ingkang gadhah sêsakit padhararan.
  2. an effeminate man
  3. a waria

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: banci

Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

banci (Jawi spelling بانچي‎, plural banci-banci, informal 1st possessive banciku, impolite 2nd possessive bancimu, 3rd possessive bancinya)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore) population census

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

banci (Jawi spelling بانچي‎, plural banci-banci, informal 1st possessive banciku, impolite 2nd possessive bancimu, 3rd possessive bancinya)

  1. a gay man; a lesbian woman
    Synonym: pondan
  2. (archaic, Sulawesi) a bomoh whose clothes are like that of a female's

Adjective[edit]

banci (Jawi spelling بانچي‎)

  1. (botany) hermaphrodite
  2. (archaic) suffering from erectile dysfunction
    Synonyms: mati pucuk, lemah syahwat

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