|Usage||2023: Core (100% ↗ )|
2022: Core (99%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
kute is a core content word relating to hearing and the ears.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of kute includes hearing and the ears. As a verb, it has the meaning "to hear" or "to listen". It may also refer to obeying, specifically by sense of hearing; obeying by seeing (such as, using sign or written language) may be covered by lukin.
pu[edit | edit source]
VERB to hear, listen; pay attention to, obey
ku[edit | edit source]
hear5, listen5 , ear5 , hearing5
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
The sitelen pona glyph for kute () represents an ear as seen from the side, usually drawn with the opening to the left of the outline of the flap.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
- jan Olipija (1 February 2021). "mi la, nimi “kute” li nasa lili". In lipu tenpo nanpa akesi (in Toki Pona). lipu tenpo.
- Lang, Sonja (2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 6.
While kute does also mean obey, other perception words like lukin can also be used for obeying, for example if the information was conveyed visually.