awen

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meaning

udholdende, holdt, beskyttet, sikker, venter, bliver; at fortsætte med at

semantic space · lipamanka

awen resists change. awen is the essence of inertia boiled down into one word. if an object is doing something and continues doing that thing, that continuation is awen. if an object is doing nothing, and continues doing nothing, that continuation is also awen. awen is a preverb and changes the meaning from "does the thing" to "continues to do the thing," or "still does the thing."

awen is also used by many speakers to mean "maintain." This is very close to the idea of protection, so you'll see awen used for that as well in many situations as a transitive verb.

ku translations

await100, stay100, wait100, preserve90, remain84, sustain83, retain79, defend76, endure75, continued74, continue73, secure72, continuing71, save70, protect67, keep61, still60, reserve58, protection56, remaining56, continuous55, stability55, maintain54, safe53, security50, stable50, constant45, protective45, defence44, left (remaining)42, defensive40, maintenance40, rescue40, stand37, standing36, steady35, custody33, pause33, safely31, guard30, reservation30, saving30, suspend29, hang27, hesitate27, ongoing27, safety27, conservation25, delay25

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE enduring, kept, protected, safe, waiting, staying

PRE-VERB to continue to

usage

core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Dutch · houden ‘keep, care for, hold (in a particular state)’

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awen

motion radical; legs facing against each other, implying standing

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