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|v.recip.||near each other.|
|kileed||v.s.past||almost; nearly (past tense).|
|kmedang||v.s.inch.||is getting near or close.|
|kmedung||v.s.pred.||is about to get near or close.|
> Our nose is close (to the mouth), but cannot be licked.
i.e. we shouldn't be too sure of, or overconfident in, ourselves. The nose is very close to the mouth, but, no matter how reassuringly available, it cannot be licked by the tongue. The idiom cautions those who are careless with their possessions to be less assured about wealth.
> Be strong, morning is nigh.
Keep a stiff upper lip - things will improve (lit. morning is approaching). Encouragement to the depressed to take heart.
> Like the insects which stays at ashes of fire but doesn't burn.
You're near a situation which needs immediate attention but you don't lend a hand.
> Be strong, shallows are close
Crossing the lagoon, a canoe is poled in shallow water, paddled in deep. The phrase refers to canoeists tiring after a long paddle over deep water. Applied when someone is about to give up, though better times are ahead.