|Usage||2023: Core (99% ↗ )|
2022: Core (98%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
noka is a core content word relating to the legs and feet.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of noka includes any and all parts of human lower limbs, such as the legs, knees, feet, and toes; similarly to how luka can refer to the hands or arms. As a transitive verb, it may refer to the act of interacting with something using said limbs, such as placing one's feet, kicking, among other meanings. When referring to non-human creatures, noka usually refers to their organs of locomotion.
Figuratively, it may refer to the lower part of an object, such as a base, foundation, or roots (of a plant).
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN foot, leg, organ of locomotion; bottom, lower part
ku[edit | edit source]
leg5, heel2, knee2 , base2, foot4 , lap3 , ankle3 , kick3
Difference from anpa[edit | edit source]
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
The sitelen pona glyph for noka represents a leg, drawn either facing right or left.
References[edit | edit source]
- Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.