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musi in sitelen pona
musi in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% → )
2022: Core (100%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱤻 U+F193B

musi is a core content word relating to art and entertainment.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word musi is derived from Esperanto amuzi, meaning "to amuse, to entertain".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of musi includes that which is artistic, entertaining, humorous, or interesting, such as things or ideas with those properties, the properties themselves, and the abstract concept of them.[2]

pu[edit | edit source]

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

ADJECTIVE  artistic, entertaining, frivolous, playful, recreational

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as musi:[3]

entertainment5, fun5, funny5, play5, game5, comedy5, art3, artistic3, fascinating2, humour2, interesting2, irony2, sport2, enjoy2, creative2, playoffs2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for musi (󱤻) possibly represents a smile with rosy cheeks or a lyre.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary".
  3. Lang, Sonja (2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 289.
  4. ilo Eko. (14 November 2020). "sitelen pona etymology rough draft i guess". Google Docs. Archived from the original on 5 November 2023.

Further reading[edit | edit source]