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langes, bewegliches Ding; Schnur, Seil, Haar, Faden, Band; Linie, Verbindung

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semantic space · lipamanka

If it's long an you can tie it into a knot, it's linja! linja implies flexibility. By calling something linja, you are framing it as something that could be bent significantly, even if it can't. Let's say I call a metal bar a linja. I'm implying to me that I can bend it easily, that to me it is flimsy. But most of the time, linja are things like string or cooked spaghetti. Dried spaghetti would not be a linja because it's brittle. If I draw a line, perhaps it can be linja, because even though it is drawn and cannot be moved around on the page, it might be representing something that could.

ku translations

cord100, line100, string100, rope92, thread65, fibre54, cable43, link43, connection38, ray36, row36, streak36, wire33, hair30, sequence29, chain27, connect27, straight25

pu verbatim

NOMEN langes/flexibles Ding; Schnur, Haar, Seil, Faden, Garn


core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Finnish · linja ‘line’

Old Swedish · linia ‘line’

coined by jan Sonja

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pictogram of a string

sitelen sitelen

linja sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo


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