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Old 20th June 2020, 03:31 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by A. G. Maisey
Patrick, in today's Bali this knife is known as a "blakas pengentas".

A blakas is any big knife, sort of equivalent to "machete" for us; "pengentas" I do not know precisely, but the blakas pengentas is associated with funeral ceremonies, the root is probably "genta" which is the bell that a priest uses.
Pangentas has root from "tas", meaning broken off.
There is Tiuk (tiyuk) Pangentas => knife for cutting the rope that tied the corpse in the Ngaben ritual.
Blakas falls in to tiyuk/tiuk category.
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