lontar

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Etymology[edit]

From Balinese lontar, Indonesian lontar, from Old Javanese rontal.

Noun[edit]

lontar (plural lontars or lontar)

  1. The palmyra, or leaves of this tree as used for manuscripts in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia.
    • 1990, Fred B. Eiseman, Jr., Bali: Sekala and Niskala, Tuttle Publishing, p. 128:
      The nature of these powers is written in the sacred palms leaf books, the lontars, in which all sacred Balinese writings are preserved.
    • 2000, Raechelle Rubinstein, Beyond the Realm of the Senses, p. 26:
      The technology of lontar writing in Bali, on the other hand, has never severely impeded the circulation of texts.

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