pipi

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pipi in sitelen pona
pipi in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈpi.pi/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (99% ↗︎ )2022: Core (98%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥑 U+F1951

pipi is a core content word relating to insects.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word pipi is derived from Acadian French bibitte, meaning "bug, critter".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of pipi includes insects and similar critters. They tend to be small creatures with many legs or no legs at all, with a squishy inside and possibly an exoskeleton.[2]

pu[edit | edit source]

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

NOUN  bug, insect, ant, spider

ku[edit | edit source]

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

bug5, insect5, spider3

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for pipi (󱥑) represents an insect with two eyes and six legs, drawn with a thinner body to distinguish it from akesi.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for pipi represents the head of an insect with three eyes and large, sharp teeth protruding from its mouth.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary". lipamanka.gay.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 330.

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