lili

meaning

little, small, short; few; a bit; young

see also

suli

semantic space · lipamanka

The semantic space of lili contains all qualities of smallness relative to context. The thing that ties all things lili together is their relative size. A tall man might be lili compared to a mountain. A long speech may be lili compared to a novel. lili is a relative word, and therefore is always dependent on context.

ku translations

small⁵, little⁵, slight⁵, short⁵, reduce⁵, junior⁵, slightly⁴, minimize⁴, narrow⁴, bit⁴, minor⁴, partly⁴, reduction⁴, brief⁴, young⁴, fewer³, less³, diminish³, tiny³, barely³, decrease³, minimal³, partially³, somewhat³, thin³, inch³, shallow³, subtle

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE little, small, short; few; a bit; young

usage

core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Tok Pisin · liklik ‘small, little’ ← Ramoaaina liklik

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