tomo

meaning

indoor space; building, home, house, room

see also

poki

semantic space · lipamanka

A tomo contains objects meant to contain things being framed as living. Sometimes living is literal. A family of five is considered living, so their domicile can be considered a tomo. Sometimes living is a metaphor. A dollhouse can be considered a tomo if the hypothetical dolls it can contain are being framed as living, even if they aren't empirically alive. By calling a container intended for nonliving things a "tomo," a speaker is ascribing life to those objects. There's no animacy hierarchy in toki pona, so what is and isn't considered life is up to personal preference and doesn't impact mutual intelligibility.

ku translations

building⁵, house⁵, housing⁵, chamber⁵, home⁵, room⁵, shelter⁴, residence⁴, suite³, domestic³, structural³, structure³, facility³, residential³, establishment³, household³, cabin³, apartment³, station², hall², venue², institute², construction²

pu verbatim

NOUN indoor space; building, home, house, room

usage

core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

Esperanto · domo ‘house’ ← Polish dom, Latin domus, Ancient Greek δόμος

by jan Sonja

sitelen pona

tomo

pictogram of a house. compare blissymbol “house”

sitelen sitelen

tomo sitelen sitelen

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ucsur

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