Syair Kumbang dan Melati
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list of words
list of rhyme words



Syair Kumbang dan Melati


Jumsari Jusuf, Tuti Munawar, Retnadi Geria & Amin Fukri Hoesin (eds.), Antologi Syair Simbolik dalam Sastra Indonesia Lama, Jakarta: Proyek Pembangunan Media Kebudayaan, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Republik Indonesia, 1978, part VII, pp.168-188.


1v-11r:     Ml 7, Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia, Jakarta.

29v-36v:   W 239(c), Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia, Jakarta.


text:  before 1859, the date of a manuscript from Bangkahulu;
manuscripts:  1v-11r:  before 1866;   29v-36v:  before 1873.


text:  Palembang;    manuscripts:  1v-11r:  Palembang or, according to Ml 478, Terengganu;   29v-36v:  Riau, collected by van der Wall.


4330 words, comprising 1018 verses.


to the folios, recto and verso (1v-11r, 29v-36v), stanzas and verses of the underlying manuscripts.

Editorial notes and bibliography
The texts from these two manuscript sources have been brought together by the editors, who see W 239(c) as a continuation of the text in Ml 7.
The editors have indicated the jawi spelling of some unusual or unknown words.  These have been noted MCP version.  However the editors’ notes are not comprehensive.
In some instances the text has been regularised in accordance with the editorial notes.
H. Overbeck, “Malay Animal and Flower Shaers”, Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 12.2 (1934): 108-148, at 111, with summary 122-124.
Added:  September 2005
Scanned and edited in Canberra for the MCP format.