perwira

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay perwira, from Sanskrit प्रवीर (pravīra). Doublet of prawira.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pərˈwira]
  • Hyphenation: pêr‧wi‧ra

Noun[edit]

pêrwira (plural, first-person possessive perwiraku, second-person possessive perwiramu, third-person possessive perwiranya)

  1. (military, law enforcement) officer.
    Synonym: opsir
  2. (Classical Indonesian) hero, brave.
    Synonym: pahlawan

Adjective[edit]

  1. (Classical Indonesian) heroic, brave.
    Synonyms: gagah, berani

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