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poki in sitelen pona
poki in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈpo.ki/
Usage 2023: Core (99% → )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥓 U+F1953

poki is a core content word relating to containers.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word poki is derived from Tok Pisin bokis, meaning "box", itself from English box.[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of poki includes containers, items in which objects, materials, or other things can be stored or transported.[2]

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines poki as:

NOUN  container, bag, bowl, box, cup, cupboard, drawer, vessel

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as poki:[3]

container5, jar5, box5, package5, bag5, basket4, bucket4, bottle4, pot4, cabinet4, classify3, drawer3, locker3, storage3, case3, bowl3, sack2, cup2, pack2, cage2, purse2, trunk2, pitcher2, cell2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for poki (󱥓) depicts an open box with three sides and an opening above, representing a cross section of a container. It appears a radical in the glyphs for direction words (anpa, insa, monsi, poka, and sinpin, as well as the secular form of sewi) and open.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

The sitelen sitelen word glyph for poki (poki) seems to represent a jar-like container with a hole on the top that is shaped like the lupa glyph (lupa).

The exact influences for the design of this glyph are unknown.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Word Origins". tokipona.org. Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.
  2. lipamanka. poki. lipamanka's website.
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 331.

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