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The blood is the juice, used in liquor-making.
Father and son (have) one name, the grandson (has) another name?
The Madukam tree and the flower (both have the same name : Madukam or Mahua (H)); the grandson is the fruit which is called dolā.
All sorts (of fruits) have peels, one has no peels ?
The fruit of the Mahua tree.
The whole fruit is used in making bread.
The children have dishevelled hair, the mothers are smooth ? The jara tree and its thorn-covered
fruit (used for dying purposes) The jara is growing very rapidly. The trunk has very short branches and the thorny fruits are hidden in the crown of the tree. The colour is used for thread-colouring and the juice as lubricating oil.
Sehel behel (sigil bigil) means smooth.
The flesh of a dishevelled cock (as in cock fight) is sticking to the teeth? Munga-vegetable. The young leaves of the Munga tree are the pieces of flesh of the dishevelled cock; it is difficult to clean the teeth after eating Munga vege
table, as the fibres are sitting fast in the teeth.
11. Q-Riti piti sakamtea karad Very small leaves and a spinning
lekā jō'teā ?
wheel-iron as fruit.
iron of a spinning wheel, holding the wool.
In a ruinous house are small evil spirits dancing?
The Indian corn is roasted in a broken earthen-pot, filled with sand; when hot, the corns are jumping hither and thither. The evil spirits surround the men everywhere according to the belief of the Mundaris.
Go on, boys, I will curl serpent
The splitting of the Lama-creeper. In the month of Aghan (November-December) the fruit of the Lama-creeper splits asunder, by and by the fruit dries up and the seed is curling like a serpent.
The fat cow roams, the cow with the head bent down rushes in ? Fruit of the Janum (thorn)
The tempting round fruit invites, but the man who breaks the fruit will be pierced by the thorn.
mundite chara,' On the round fruit is hair and
ankri te bakoā ?
Or, Duing, duingteng charā'lia,
16. Q.-Rājā rānikōā piți kam
it pricks with a thorn.
I am covered with small hairs,
piercing with a hook.
Fruit of the thorn-tree.
The king's and queen's baskets you cannot open ?
The fruit of the Hatua tree.
It is impossible to open the fruit, without an instrument.
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“Rājā rānikōā" is often used to denote something peerless or
17. A.-Rājā chetanrē
A.-Sōsō jō' (Bhelwa.)
chetanre ghasi A Ghasi is sitting on a king?
Ara' haṛāa chetanre dhichua
The Sōsō (Bhelwā) fruit.
It consists of the lower red and
the upper black part. Only the former is eaten. Black is a despised colour: therefore this part is thrown away. The red colour is that of usefulness and beauty.
On a red cow a quail is sitting; the uneatable black part thrown away being likened to the bird flying away.
18. Q.-Mā'tāe mindi sirmagi A beheaded sheep looks towards
sangilā ? A.-Naṛā.
Stubbles on the rice-field.
19. Q.-Miyad ore aprobre ja- A bird lays eggs under the wings?
The fruit of the Meral tree (which
is hidden within the leaves of the branches.)
Q.-Sirmā (rē) diyuñ, ote Hanging high (lit. in heaven), (ré) korej ?
on earth the mouth full of water ?
The tamarind (the sour taste); the
mango (the sweet taste).
21. Q.-Jarkam turkam sãe ṭaka Dirty, filthy, but 100 Rs. have
room in it?
The.jack-tree; the flesh around the seeds.
22. Q.-Miyad kora dō goṭā A man covered with teeth over the
hormoë datakanā ?
23.—Q.—Engā dō risā risā, hon
dō jurur jurur?
The mother has dishevelled hair,
the child is smooth ?
26. Q.-Miyad horō nakië bahatadãe ?
The speckled dog's intestines are very sweet?
Grandson, thy stomach makes a noise, as if there was water in it ?
A man has combs in his hair, (lit.
The fruit of the Karanj-oil-tree.
27. Q.-Miyad horō data re guch- A man has hair on his teeth?
(Lit. a moustache.)
"Where are you going, you cur-
The cotton-tree is supposed to
The cotton (when the ripe fruit
31. Q.-Gae-hon jang, jang-hon The young of a cow is a bone; the
young of the bone a calf ?
The egg; the chicken.
32. Q.-Rāja rānikōā piți kam You cannot put the king's and the queen's baskets one on the other ?
Or thus: Rājā rānikōā poṭom
kam tiring dariyā ?
Potom=the large rice-bales.
Or, Singbonga' potom kā Singbonga's rice-bales cannot be
put one on the other. Singbonga, the highest power, the Sungod as the possessor of all non-plus-ultra power.
33. Q.-Kundam kundam hathi- In the places behind the houses (it
called "kundam") are thrown elephant-intestines? The rice-straw-rope for tying the rice bales (potom) which are thrown away. This is a sign of a rich landlord, as the poor peo ple keep the "bor from year to year. Therefore it is also said of a rich man :
Kundam kundam re hathipota Elephant-intestines are decaying
in the places behind the houses?
34. Q.-Hathia lairē kuru duru ? (There is) conversation (heard) within the elephant's stomach? The house.
Or, Hāthiā lairē mainākō chērē The myna birds are chirping in
35. Q.-Seneyarkō balad-bilid ?
(palad-pilid; palab-pilib.) A.-Chuțua chalom.
the elephant's stomach ?
The tails of the mice.
Aṭāmaṭā birkā talārē suikō In the dense forest needles are
36. Q.-Hañ, hun ghați oṭā- Ringing open bells are to be seen,