lupa

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lupa in sitelen pona
lupa in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈlu.pa/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (99% ↗︎ )2022: Core (98%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤯 U+F192F

lupa is a core content word relating to holes and orifices.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word lupa is derived from Lojban clupa, meaning "loop", itself from Chinese (pinyin: quān), English loop, Hindi पाश (pāś), and Arabic أنشوطة (ʔanšūṭa).[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of lupa includes holes and orifices. It includes windows and doors, or especially, the doorway, as well as portals, passageways, and tunnels.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  door, hole, orifice, window

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as lupa:

hole5, door5, orifice4, pit4, window3, gate3, entrance2, opening2, gap2, dig2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for lupa (󱤯) represents a hole sticking in and is the mirror image of nena. It is drawn normally taller to avoid confusion with pona and ike.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.