|Pronunciation||/ˈan.pa/, [ˈam.pa] (listen)|
|Usage||2023: Core (99% → )|
2022: Core (99%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of anpa, when used as a spatial word, includes downwards and things physically lowered, as well as the space below or beneath something. When used figuratively, it includes lowering oneself, as in bowing or praying, or lowering someone else and holding dominance over them.
sina en mi li anpa tawa sewi
sina en mi li anpa tawa sewi.
You and I are lowly from the perspective of God.
We bow towards God.
It is sometimes used to refer to south as downwards is the conventional direction as shown in most maps. However, seli is more commonly used, as anpa may be confused for lower elevation.
pu[edit | edit source]
ADJECTIVE bowing down, downward, humble, lowly, dependent
ku[edit | edit source]
down5, under2, bow2 , underlying2, bottom4 , lower4 , defeat3 , below3 , beneath3