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By William Edward Maxwell

ISBN-10: 1409912981

ISBN-13: 9781409912989

Sir William Edward Maxwell (1846-1897) of the internal Temple, Barrister-at-Law; Assistant Resident, Perak, Malay Peninsula, used to be the writer of A handbook of the Malay Language (1882).

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These remarks do not, of course, affect foreign words, such as bumi and bujang derived from the Sanskrit bhumi and bhujangga. 7. , xliii. 8. “Innovations of such magnitude, we shall venture to say, could not have been produced otherwise than by the entire domination and possession of these islands by some ancient Hindu power, and by the continuance of its sway during several ages. Of the period when this state of things existed we at present know nothing, and judging of their principles of action by what we witness in these days, we are at a loss to conceive under what circumstances they could have exerted an influence in distant countries of the nature here described.

J. and S. angsana. J. and S. lontar; Bat. otal; Mak. tala; Bu. ta; Tag. tual. , and D. jambu; Bu. jampu; Tag. dambo; Bat. jambujambu, fringe; Bu. jambojambo, fringe, plume. Mangifera indica, mango mampelam from Telugu, mampalam; Sansk. mahâphala, “great fruit” âmra (the mango, Mangifera indica); âmrâta (Spondias mangifera) dâḍima and dâlima J. pelem; S. ampelem. Spondias myrobolan (ormangifera) âmra Punica granatum, pomegranate Zizyphus jujuba Cucurbita lagenaria, gourd, pumpkin Tricosanthes laciniosa Cassia fistula Emblica officinalis dalîma bidâra vidara lâbû alâbu J.

S. labu; Bat. tabu-tabu; Malg. tawu. patôla paṭola biraksa malâka vṛiksha (a tree) âmalaka (Emblic myrobalan) S. malaka; Bat. malakah. Pâlas, palâsa, and palâsang are Malay names for trees of different kinds, not one of which corresponds botanically with the Sanskrit palâça (Butea frondosa, a tree which is held by Hindus to be peculiarly venerable and holy). The preceding list affords several illustrations of a similar misuse of terms. To it might be added several words borrowed from other Indian languages, such as nânas, pine-apple (Hind.

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