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gismu rafsi: pos po'e x1 possesses/owns/has x2 under law/custom x3; x1 is owner/proprietor of x2 under x3. (x3 is generally more important to the concept than commonly accepted for the English equivalent, since the concept is broader when unconstrained, and the nature/interpretation of possession/ownership is very culturally dependent); See also ckini, ralte, jitro, steci, srana, tutra, turni, zivle.
gismu rafsi: pal x1 is a profit/gain/benefit/advantage to x2 accruing/resulting from activity/process x3. Also (fe) x2 profits from x3 (= selterprali for reordered places); x1 may be a specific object, a commodity (mass), an event, or a property; pedantically, for objects/commodities, this is sumti-raising from ownership of the object/commodity (= selposprali for unambiguous semantics). See also vecnu, cnemu, pleji, jinga, canja, sfasa, jerna, jdima, dunda, zivle.
gismu rafsi: ral x1 is principal/chief/leader/main/[staple], most significant among x2 (set) in property x3 (ka). Staple (= ralselpra); general/admiral/president/principal leader (= ralja'a, ralterbe'e; use additional terms to distinguish among these); also primary, prime, (adverb:) chiefly, principally, mainly; (x2 is complete specification of set). See also vajni, te bende, minde, lidne, jatna, jitro, gidva, midju.
gismu rafsi: sra x1 supports/holds up/is underpinning of/[helps] x2 against force/opposition x3 with/by means x4. Also aids; (adjective:) x1 is dependable, reliable (such reliability may be transient; this is not the usual sense of 'reliable' or 'dependable'); (x2 is object/event). See also bradi, darlu, fapro, sidju, tugni, bongu, ckana, cpana, loldi, sanli, selfu.
gismu rafsi: mlu x1 seems/appears to have property(ies) x2 to observer x3 under conditions x4. Also: x1 seems like it has x2 to x3; suggest belief/observation (= mlugau, mluti'i); looks like/resembles (= smimlu, mitmlu). See also catlu, viska, simsa, zgana, ganse, jarco.
gismu rafsi: soc sro x1 is a store/deposit/supply/reserve of materials/energy x2 in containment x3. x3 need not be a container, but could merely be a site/location restriction; e.g. a heap. The sumti indicates how the supply is identified and distinguished from other occurrences of the stored x2 that are not part of the store. (cf. panka; vreji for information storage; sabji for a store or reserve that is not necessarily tied to a site, banxa, panka)
gismu rafsi: spu x1 answers/replies to/responds to person/object/event/situation/stimulus x2 with response x3. x3 also answer/reply. If x2 is a person/object, it will usually require "tu'a" indicating that the reply/response is to that person/object doing something. "tu'a" may not be needed if the person/object itself is the stimulus, rather than something it is doing. See also cusku, preti, nabmi, danfu, frati, cpedu.
gismu x1 is a tile/cake [shape/form] of material x2, shape x3, thickness x4. A tile is a 3-dimensional object, relatively uniform and significant in the 3rd dimension, but thin enough that its shape in the the other two dimensions is a significant feature; 'city block' is conceptually a tile; polygon (= taplytai or kardytai - shaped like an approximately-2-dimensional block, lijyclupa - a loop composed of lines). (cf. bliku, kubli, matci; karda, for which the 3rd dimension is insignificant, bliku, kurfa, matci, plita, tarmi)
gismu rafsi: taf ta'u x1 is dress/a garment/clothing for wearing by x2 (gender/species/body part) serving purpose x3. Also: x2 can wear/is wearing x1; refers to something intended for use as a garment, not merely something that happens to be worn at some time (which need not be true for dasni). See also creka, cutci, daski, dasni, gluta, kosta, mapku, palku, pastu, skaci, smoka, lunbe.
gismu rafsi: tic x1 (event/experience) misleads/deceives/dupes/fools/cheats/tricks x2 into x3 (event/state). Agentive deception (= ticygau, ticyzu'e); x3 could be an action or a belief on the part of x2; harmful intent or result is not implied (= malticyzu'e for such harmful intent); self deception (= sezytcica); deceive/trick into misguided action (= ticyxlu); misguided belief (= tickri); fib/lie/tell an untruth/lie/fib (= ticysku, jifsku), white lie (= zanticysku). See also stace, xlura, stidi, kajde.
gismu rafsi: tis x1 (object) fills/becomes stuffed [up]/inflates/blows up with material x2; x2 pours into x1. Implies some relative degree of fullness will result; agentive filling (= tisyse'a, tisygau, tisyzu'e); inflate/become inflated/blow up (= gacytisna, agentive gacyse'a); pour into (= liktisna, agentive likse'a). See also culno, kunti, rinci, setca.
experimental gismu x1 returns to x2 from x3; x1 moves/gives back to x2 from x3. x1 goes back/reverts/retreats; (x2 may be a location or a person or an event/situation; the latter may also be expressed with krefu or rapli and a causative like rinka/rikygau). See also benji, krefu, rapli, rinka. For 'return something to something' use volvygau or xruti.
gismu rafsi: xam x1 is funny/comical to x2 in property/aspect x3 (nu/ka); x3 is what is funny about x1 to x2. Also: x1 is a comedian (= xampre, xamseljibri for a professional comedian). (x1 can be a person/object or an abstraction; be careful about possible sumti-raising); See also bebna, cisma, cmila, fenki, zdile.
lujvo x1 returns to x2 from x3; x1 moves/gives back to x2 from x3. x1 goes back/reverts/retreats; (x2 may be a location or a person or an event/situation; the latter may also be expressed with krefu or rapli and a causative like rinka/rikygau). See also benji, krefu, rapli, rinka. For 'return something to something use zilxrugau or xruti.
fu'ivla x1 pertains to/reflects Levant/Mashriq/al-Shaam/Shumm (eastern Mediterranean, northeast African, western Asian, western Middle Eastern; Mediterranean littoral region, Fertile Crescent subregion) culture/nationality/geography/history/character in aspect x2 x2 can also be used to define how the term is being used (since the definition has been historically variable and vague). See also: lusto , gomsi, ckenderu.
fu'ivla x1 admit to themselves that they x2 (ka) See also radji'i, tugni, jinvi, randa, curmi, jetnu, jitfa, stace