|Usage||2023: Core (99% ↗ )|
2022: Core (98%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
lete is a core content word relating to coldness.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
telo li kama lete la ona li kama kiwen
telo li kama lete la ona li kama kiwen.
When water freezes, it becomes solid.
It is sometimes used to refer to north, as in ma Amelika lete ("North America"). This is somewhat biased towards the Northern Hemisphere, where going north leads further away to the warmer equator. However, it is reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, where going north leads closer to it. This usage was first attested in 2007.
pu[edit | edit source]
ADJECTIVE cold, cool; uncooked, raw
ku[edit | edit source]
cold5, freeze2, cool2, raw3 , frozen3