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Pronunciation /ˈan.ta/
Usage 2023: Not notable (1%)Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.
Book and era No book
Part of speech Content word

anta is a marginal content word relating to oil.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word anta is derived from Okinawan (あんだ) (anda), meaning "oil". It was coined by ilo Powa in 2022; like aku, it was created "in order to expand the taste words".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of anta includes oil, fat, and grease, as well as related properties such as slipperiness. It also includes flavors such as saltiness and savoriness, making it a counterpart to suwi ("sweet") and a hyponym of the extended sense of kule.

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for anta (anta) depicts a drop, with the line inside representing a spot reflection and differentiating it from the glyph for peto (peto).

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