wan

meaning

unique, united; one

see also

tu, mute

semantic space · lipamanka

It is best to think about wan as first and foremost some type of union. other objects are coming together into one whole. That kind of motion is core to the word "wan." the number meaning is secondary. wan is used frequently to mean combine, marry, mix, overlap, etc. using wan as a modifier can indeed mean that there is only one of something, but it's always good to think about it as a single unified whole.

ku translations

one⁵, united⁵, unity⁵, combined⁴, unite⁴, single⁴, unit³, blend³, combine³, union³, bind², solo², whole², integration², integrate², component², alone², together², segment², mix², particular², independent², portion², slice², primary², combination², pa

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE unique, united

NUMBER one

usage

core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu

origin

English · one

by jan Sonja

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wan

one tally mark or Indo-Arabic numeral 1, perhaps to make it more distinct

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ucsur

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