sewi

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meaning

område over, højeste del, noget ophøjet; ærefrygtindgydende, guddommeligt, helligt, overnaturligt

see also

anpa

semantic space · lipamanka

sewi embodies a very powerful conceptual metaphor that exists within toki pona. In toki pona, upwards and high things and divinity are connected. These are two seperate ideas that sewi connects by refering to both of them. Things that are religious or sacred can be sewi. For example, a religion could be "nasin sewi," religious art can be "sitelen sewi", and a god, practitioner, or religious wisdom holder can all be "jan sewi." sewi on its own can easily refer to that which is divine or worshipped. But sewi very simply talks about the space above something. "sewi kiwen" can mean "the space above the rock" or "the top of the rock." Keep in mind that all of these examples can work in the other sense of sewi. "nasin sewi" can mean an upwards direction, "sitelen sewi" can be the top painting of two paintings, and "jan sewi" can be someone who just climbed a big mountain. And of course, "sewi kiwen" could be the divinity of a rock.

ku translations

divine100, upper100, sacred80, top76, holy73, sky71, elevated69, high60, raise50, spiritual50, supreme50, highly47, peak43, God39, rise37, above36, superior36, magical30, summit27, arise25, religious25, upstairs25, weather25

pu verbatim

NOUN area above, highest part, something elevated

ADJECTIVE awe-inspiring, divine, sacred, supernatural

usage

core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Georgian · ზევით zevit ‘upwards’

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona

sewi sewi2

from arabic ١ّللَه‎ “allah”

sitelen sitelen

sewi sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo

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sitelen Emosi

⬆️

ucsur

U+F195A

audio

kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

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