usawi

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usawi in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈu.sa.wi/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Uncommon (22% ↗︎ )
2022: Rare (16%)
Book and era nimi ku lili (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

usawi is an uncommon content word and post-pu nimi ku lili relating to magic and supernatural concepts.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word usawi is derived from Swahili uchawi, meaning "witchcraft, sorcery".[1] It was coined by ka Tumu (Ðoom Epictooþ) in 2019.[2][3]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of usawi includes magic and sorcery.

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as usawi:[4]

magic½

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for usawi is derived from the glyph for nasa with emitters above.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ka Tumu [@dhooth]. (28 January 2021). [Message posted in the #jaki channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 17 November 2023. "swahili uchawi iirc".
  2. ka Tumu [@dhooth]. (28 November 2019). [Message posted in the #sona-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
    usawi
    supernatural, magical, digital, technologically advanced, magic, technology, to interact with magic or technology
  3. Lang, Sonja (2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 24.
  4. Lang, Sonja (2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 382.