kerbau

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay kerbau, from Proto-Malayic *kAr(ə)baw, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?], from East Austroasiatic. Cognate with Khmer ក្របី (krɑbəy, water buffalo), Javanese ꦏꦼꦧꦺꦴ (kebo).

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Noun[edit]

kêrbau (first-person possessive kerbauku, second-person possessive kerbaumu, third-person possessive kerbaunya)

  1. water buffalo (large ungulate)
  2. (figuratively) stupe, stupid person.

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kAr(ə)baw, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?], from East Austroasiatic[1]. Cognate with Khmer ក្របី (krɑbəy, water buffalo).

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kerbau (Jawi spelling کرباو‎, plural kerbau-kerbau, informal 1st possessive kerbauku, 2nd possessive kerbaumu, 3rd possessive kerbaunya)

  1. water buffalo (large ungulate)
    Synonym: benuang

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: kerbau

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahdi, Waruno. (1994), “Some Austronesian Maverick Protoforms with Culture-Historical Implications: I”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 33, issue 1), page 168

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