poka

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meaning

hofte, side; nærhed, | ALT sammen (komitativ)

see also

lon

semantic space · lipamanka

poka is at its core is anything, either an object or location, that is nearby or to the side of something else. This could be the space next to someone, or at the side of someone, such as the lefthand side of a walking person. But this can also be part of an object, such as someone's hips or a car door. Extended into the metaphorical space, poka becomes extremely useful for talking about relationships. toki ponists tend to place people and objects they have relationships with in proximity with them, so one might describe a friend as poka and a loose aquaintence as not poka. two things don't have to be physically next to each other in order to be "lon poka." my uncles live in aotearoa and I live in the USA on either Dakota or Lenape land depending on the time of year, but I would still describe our relationship using poka dispite the physical displacement.

ku translations

side100, hip67, beside57, aside45, closely40, alongside25, left (not right)25, sidebar25

pu verbatim

NOUN hip, side; next to, nearby, vicinity

usage

core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Serbo-Croatian · boka бока ‘side, flank (genitive)’

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location radical + “container”

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