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EtymologyEdit

From Malay perkara, from Sanskrit प्रखर (prakhara, very hard or rough).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pər.ka.ra/
  • Hyphenation: pêr‧ka‧ra

NounEdit

pêrkara

  1. problem
  2. crime
  3. (colloquial) because

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Talang Tuo inscription, 684AD. From Sanskrit प्रखर (prakhara, very hard or rough).

NounEdit

perkara (plural perkara-perkara, informal 1st possessive perkaraku, impolite 2nd possessive perkaramu, 3rd possessive perkaranya)

  1. case
  2. matter