moli

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meaning

death, dead, die, dying; kill, murder

see also

pini

semantic space · lipamanka

moli means death, but what does death mean? Sometimes, moli describes a kind of destruction that cannot be undone. Death is permanent. But other times, moli can describe harm or destruction that comes to a treasured object. In these situations, there is still usually a sense of permanency. "ilo mi li moli" would probably be interpeted as "my phone is broken," or even "my phone is broken beyond repair," but probably not "my phone is out of battery." That doesn't mean that moli inherently means that there is no possible way to undo the destruction. For example, if ressurection was real, I might still use moli for death anyway. Many cultures believe in reincarnation, life after death, or some sort of returning to nature. Perhaps in these frameworks, moli still describes permanence, but it's not inherently negative.

ku translations

death100, killing100, dead94, die75, dying69, kill64, deadly38, execution27

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE dead, dying

usage

core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Acadian French · mourir ‘die’

by jan Sonja

sitelen pona

moli

head radical; a dead person, represented by the crossed eyes

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