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pan in sitelen pona
pan in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /pan/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (99% ↗︎ )2022: Core (98%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥋 U+F194B

pan is a content word relating to grains, tubers, and starchy foods, as well as their derivatives, such as wet, fermented, baked goods.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word pan is derived from Romance pan and Japanese パン (Hepburn: pan), both ultimately from Latin pānis.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of pan includes starchy foods and those full of carbohydrates, such as grains, tubers and their derivatives. Some examples include wheat, barley, rice, sorghum, potatoes, cassava, yams, bread, noodles, pastries, and sandwiches.

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  cereal, grain; barley, corn, oat, rice, wheat; bread, pasta

ku[edit | edit source]

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

bread5, grain5, wheat4, rice3, corn2, carbohydrate2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

Barley grains

The sitelen pona glyph for pan (󱥋) possibly represents a staple crop, such as barley grains.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for pan depicts a baguette as viewed from above, with three scores across the crust.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van Der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
  2. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 313.

Further reading[edit | edit source]