Abang

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Abang (1)
Abang (2)

Pronunciation

ah-bahng [1]

Translations

Part of speech
noun
Kelabit
  1. Abang (1) - tana nukat, koh dalan ebpaq
    Emey tauh, nukat ngen sakul /naruq edteh abang iring arur sinih. Dooq teh inan ebpaq emey lem latiq sinih.
  • ngabang
  • nabang
  1. Abang (2) - Edteh na'an kerid nuk ubud nedih kereb kenen.
    Emey tauh merin abang nuk iring lepo tepuq idih.
  2. Abang (3) - Na'it irat puung
    Li'o-li'o abang narih baka dih.
  • ngabang
  • nabang
English
  1. Abang (1) - Drain, Ditch or Canal [2]
    Let us dig/create a ditch near this stream so that water could flow into this paddy field.
  • ngabang - digging a drain
  • nabang - being dugged
  1. Abang (2) - The edible shoot of a young plant.
    Let us gather "abang" which are near grandpa's hut.
  2. Abang (3) - an ambush of an animal.
    Ambush the wild boar with alert.
  • ngabang - to ambush
  • nabang - being ambushed
Malay
  1. Abang (1) - Longkang or Parit
    Mari kita korek/bina sebuah parit dekat anak sungai ini mengalirkan air masuk ke dalam sawah padi ini.
  • ngabang - menggali longkang atau parit
  • nabang - digali
  1. Abang (2) - Sejenis sayur yang anda makan umbut pucuk pokok mudanya.
    Mari kita pergi mengumpul "abang" yang tumbuh di tepi rumah datuk
  2. Abang (3) -

Derived Terms

  1. abang bawing - lemongrass

Encyclopedic info

Scientific name
Abang (2) - Setaria palmifolia 1 Picture Link
English
  1. Abang (1) - It is usually man-made. It is usually built with a hoe and to channel water thru from nearby stream and rivers for the supplying of water into the wet paddy fields.
  2. Abang (2) - A vegetable that grows on loomy soils. Its leaf looks similar to the leaf of a young coconut seedling. Usually prepared roasted on the fire and also boiled. When cooked, you peel the leaf and collect the soft part of the plant stem. Flavourably with Kelabit salt, its shots are tasty prepared whole or pounded with other indredients such as garlic and ginger. Perhaps because it is found growing near drains, that it is called this name.
Malay
  1. Abang (1) - Biasanya dibuat oleh manusia. Ia dibuat dengan mengunakan cangkul untuk membentukkan saluran air kepada sawah-sawah padi yang memerlukan air.
  2. Abang (2) - Sejenis sayur yang tumbuh diatas tanah yang subur. Daunnya agak serupa dengan daun pucuk kelapa. Biasanya disalai atas api ataupun direbus. Selepas dimasak, daunnya dikopak dan batangnya yang lembut diambil. Rasanya hebat jika dibubuh dengan garam Kelabit. Ia dimakan sebagai pucuk ataupun diantankan dengan rempah lain seperti bawang putih dan haliah. Kemungkinan namanya diberi kerana sayur ini biasanya dijumpai di tepi parit/longkang.

References

  1. Ethnobotany of the Iban & the Kelabit by Hanne Christensen