misikeke

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misikeke in sitelen pona
misikeke in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈmi.si.ke.ke/ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Common (60% ↘︎ )2022: Common (63%)
Book and era nimi ku suli (pre-pu)
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱦇 U+F1987

misikeke is a common content word and pre-pu nimi ku suli relating to medicine.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word misikeke is derived from Ojibwe mashkiki, meaning "medicine, drug". It was coined by jan Sonja.[1][2]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of misikeke includes medicine and medication. As a transitive verb, it means "to apply medicine, to cure".

mi moku e misikeke la mi pilin-pona

mi moku e misikeke la mi pilin pona.

When I take my medicine, I feel better.

ku[edit | edit source]

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

medication3, medicine3, cure2, pill2, medical2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for misikeke (󱦇) represents a pill capsule. It was designed in July 2020 by nimi Elemenopi,[4][5] and was featured in the Esperanto edition of Toki Pona: The Language of Good. An alternative glyph (misikeke2), designed by jan Muna and jan Sala in 2021, depicts a mortar and pestle, a traditional form of creating medicine.[6]

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen glyph for misikeke represents a mortar and pestle and was inspired by the glyphs for kasi and poki. It was designed by Jonathan Gabel, lon Jawin, jan Pensa, and jan Saki in 2021.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Sonja [@sonjalang]. (4 November 2019). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. "I experimented with words like monsuta, pake, majuna, powe, misikeke".
  2. jan Sonja [@sonjalang]. (4 November 2019). [Message posted in the #toki-pona channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. "If I remember correctly, misikeke comes from Ojibwa or from Mikmaq language".
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362.
  4. nimi Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (26 July 2020). "I made a sitelen pona glyph for every non-pu word in the "nimi ale pona" dictionary". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  5. nimi Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (15 August 2020). "Here are the official glyphs for the 1b words in the NA". r/OffThePu. Reddit. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "[Key: black] = original, made by me".
  6. jan Muna [@neonpixii]. (27 July 2021). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 28 January 2024. "[...] i like the idea of an alt glyph for misikeke that is a simplified/stylized mortar and pestle rather than a pill".
  7. Gabel, Jonathan. (5 September 2021). "Designing glyphs - sitelen suwi pi nimi ku suli". jonathangabel.com. Retrieved 22 January 2024.