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pan in sitelen pona
pan in sitelen sitelen
Barley grains
Barley grains
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 starchy foods and their derivatives.

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]

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The Classic Word List attests an extension of pan to mean "life"

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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.

pan suwi li moku pona

pan suwi li moku pona.

Sweet pastries are tasty.

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]

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 (pan) depicts a baguette as viewed from above, with three scores across the crust. It appears similar to the sitelen pona glyph.

Like with any monosyllabic word, the word pan may also optionally be written with a syllable glyph (PAN).

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.

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