|Usage||2023: Core (100% → )|
2022: Core (100%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
telo is a core content word relating to liquids.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
The semantic space of telo includes liquids and other substances with no fixed shape that conform to the shape of their container. It includes bodies of water, such as ponds, rivers, lakes, and oceans. It also includes viscous substances, such as honey.
It includes wet things, that is, objects and surfaces covered with a liquid. By extension, when used as a transitive verb, it usually refers to causing something to become wet or applying water, such as cleaning (with water) or watering plants.
mi telo e soweli mi
mi telo e soweli mi.
I wash my pet.
Figuratively, it refers to fluidity, something non-fixed that changes over time or depending on the situation.
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN water, liquid, fluid, wet substance; beverage
ku[edit | edit source]
fluid5, drink2, shower2 , lake2, water5 , wet4 , wash3 , pond3 , pool3