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kasi in sitelen pona
kasi in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈka.si/
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤗 U+F1917

kasi is a core content word relating to plants and vegetation.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word kasi is derived from Finnish kasvi, meaning "plant".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of kasi includes plants and vegetation. It may also specfically refer to the leafy parts of plants, such as herbs, bushes.

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines kasi as:

NOUN  plant, vegetation; herb, leaf

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as kasi:[2]

plant5, bush4, herb2, tree2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for kasi (󱤗) represents a sprout.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for kasi (kasi) possibly represents a stylized leaf, petal, or flower bud.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". tokipona.org. Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 242.

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