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tolplana
lujvo x1 is thin/skinny/[underweight] [excessively thin/unswollen] by standard x2 If you believe in a difference between rotsu and plana, then you believe in the difference between cinla and tolplana. cf. barda, cinla, ganra, rotsu, clani, tordu, condi, caxno, cmalu, plana.
valrxazdomru
fu'ivla x1 is a xazdmru word Note: for obvious reasons, zo will probably not work here. You probably want zoi or zo'oi to quote x1. ¶ A xazdmru word is a putative zi'evla that will turn into a lujvo-form if the syllabic consonants are filled in with y, thus xaz,dm,ru → xazdymru (xazdo zei mruli). No words of these shapes have ever been defined or used in the corpus. These shapes are banned following a proposal and can't be entered into jbovlaste. See vlaturge'a, valslinku'i, valrtosmabru
vamveile'ikarda
lujvo x1=k1=vr4 is a stored-value/gift/pre-paid card with stored value x2=va1=vr1 for usage x3=va4=p4, accepted by payee/merchant x4=va3=p3 Mustn't be associated with account debit/credit since value is pre-set (and stored wherever). Normally anonymous/without cardholder. Cf. lejykarda, baxydinkarda, jitseldejykarda, detseldejykarda, maksriveikarda, lejykardymi'i, jdini.
vonfu'ivla
lujvo x1=v1=f1 is a stage 4 fu'ivla meaning x2=v2, based on word x3=f2 in language x4. 'stage 4 fu'ivla' is a term specific to Lojban and described in 'The Complete Lojban Language', chapter 4, section 7. The definition is similar to that of fu'ivla, but with the x3 place of fu'ivla omitted. x1 is assumed to be a word in Lojban as the concept doesn't make much sense for other languages. See also pavyfu'ivla - 'stage 1 fu'ivla', relfu'ivla - 'stage 2 fu'ivla' and cibyfu'ivla - 'stage 3 fu'ivla'
vricykricrutrusi'o
lujvo s1 is a liberal political ideology as applied by t1=c1 among/in people/territory/domain t2 based on the works of thinker si3 From vrici, krici, curmi, turni, sidbo. Cf. vricykricru, ka'irtrusi'o, dzejdasratrusi'o, fairpaltrusi'o, guntrusi'o, natpamtrusi'o, tsarainaitrusi'o.
xruti
gismu rafsi: xru x1 (agent) returns x2 to origin/earlier state x3 from x4; x1 moves/gives x2 back to x3 from x4. x2 goes back/reverts/Retreats. to x3 (= se'ixru for agent self-returning to a previous location/situation: renumber places in the lujvo); (x3 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.
zifyvlaklerafsi
lujvo x1 (quote) is a zi'evla/fu'ivla categorizer particle/morpheme/unit with meaning/indicating category x2, having properties x3, and that is appended in zi'evla (full word) x4, in language x5 Applies to any categorizer particle/word/morpheme/lexeme/string/unit; does not necessarily have to be a single jborafsi (even in Lojban zi'evla). Does not include the hyphen letter, nor the rest of the word (including any letter prefixed thereto if the rest of the word would otherwise start with a vowel). Quote the empty string (lu li'u) if the explicit categorizer is absent; in general, the quote will likely be improper in Lojban. See also: zifyvlavelvi'u, ra'oi, zi'evla, fu'ivla
zilkacmre
lujvo x1 = m2 [quantity] is x2 = k3 = m3 [number counted] items/units of/in/pertaining to set x3 = k2, on scale x4 = m4 (si'o; default: from 0 representing nothing/no instances of the item, and by (units of) 1 for each additional occurrence if the item is quantized). x1 is countably measurable. Counting should (ideally) be perfect, so accuracy is identically and mathematically equal to "1"; the scale sets the "counting [off] by units" and most countable things are counted from "0" (meaning nothing/no instances of the item in question) with each additional occurrence of the (quantized) item being represented by an addition "1". See: kamre, kacmre.
zilxru
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.
bancocysle
lujvo s1=c1 is a linguistic-gesture unit/chereme [in analogy with phoneme; specifically, nonvocal] representing/that is recognized meaningful conceptual subunit underlying specific gestures/gesture-phones s2 in language b1 used by b2 in order to communicate/express b3=c2 (si'o/du'u; not quote) made using body part/utensil/tool/locus c3 by motion/action/means c4 From bangu corci (here non-vocal) selci. x2 is a recognized/represented by (belongs to equivalence class of) chereme x1. The chereme may not have meaning on its own but must be expressive naturally and/or in that language (as a gesture and phoneme is, respectively). See also banvoksle, xancrcereme, lercorci, cocle'u, corci, xanle'u, xanle'ule'u, xanbau, saskrcereme
claco'a
lujvo co1 is a/the anterior (zootomy)/cranial/cephalic end (anatomy)/superior end (human anatomy) of body/object cl1; co1 (subevent) is at the starting point of long event/time-intervall cl1. Metaphor: A tree grows in its long direction, with the roots as its starting point (co'a) and the crown as its ending point (co'u). Standard anatomical term to avoid ambiguity. In vertebrate usually the head, in invertebrate the end with a mouth (or equivalent structure), or the end that usually points in the direction of the organism's locomotion. See also anterior/superior absolute position (claco'uklo), anterior/superior relative position (claco'umau), posterior/inferior end (claco'u), anteroposterior (A-P) axis (selcla), ventral/anterior end (befco'u), dorsal/posterior end (tolbefco'u).
claco'u
lujvo co1 is a/the anterior (zootomy)/cranial/cephalic end (anatomy)/superior end (human anatomy)/fore/bow (nautical)/nose (skateboard etc), of body/object cl1; co1 (subevent) is at the ending point of long event/time-intervall cl1. Metaphor: A tree grows in its long direction, with the roots as its starting point (co'a) and the crown as its ending point (co'u). Standard anatomical term to avoid ambiguity, but not restricted to anatomical objects. In vertebrate usually the head, in invertebrate the end with a mouth (or equivalent structure), or the end that usually points in the direction of the organism's locomotion. In most animals the same as the front (=craraipau), but in humans the same as the top (=gapraipau). See also anterior/superior absolute position (claco'uklo), anterior/superior relative position (claco'umau), posterior/inferior end (claco'a), anteroposterior (A-P) axis (selcla), ventral/anterior end (befco'u), dorsal/posterior end (tolbefco'u/bekpyco'u).
dekpu
gismu x1 is x2 (default 1) local volume unit(s) [non-metric; e.g. bushel], standard x3, x4 subunits. Gallon (= likydekpu), quart (= likseldekpu), barrel (wet = likybradekpu, dry = sudbradekpu), bushel (= sudydekpu), peck (= sudyseldekpu), cupful (= kabrydekpu), tablespoon (= mucydekpu); teaspoon (= mucyxeldekpu); (all of these lujvo may need gic- to distinguish the English measurement system in contrasting with some local system; the English system is otherwise presumed to be the default non-metric system). (additional subunit places may be added as x5, x6, ...); See also canlu, litce, rupnu, fepni, gutci, minli, merli, bunda, kramu.
ma'irdetri
lujvo x1 (number) is the month notation of the date of event/state x2, in system x3. masti zei detri. As default, the number x1 is counted from the first month of the year. See de'i'i for BAI. See also detke'u; masnpa, masnre, masnci, masnvo, masnmu, masnxa, masnze, masnbi, masnso, masndau, masnfei, masngai, masnjau, masnrei, masnxei, masnvai.
nacyzmarai
lujvo x1 (number) is the greatest element/maximum of the set (of numbers) x2 under (partial) ordering x3 x1 must be a set. If this word is being used as a function (max), common but lazy mathematical practice allows for speaking of "the maximum of a function" (including sequences) or to constrain the maximum with respect to certain variables, but these constraints can and properly ought to be incorporated into the definition of the set of which the maximum is being taken. This word is not limited to purely mathematical usage and the set can be defined loosely (such as in "the maximum number of people whom I permit to be invited" wherein the set x2 is understood to be the set of the possible acceptable numbers of guests allowed by the speaker). The maximum x1 must belong to set x2; compare with: mecraizmana'u (supremum). See also: nacmecrai.
nakcei
lujvo c1 is a god (specifically, male deity) of people(s)/religion c2 with dominion over c3 [sphere]. In English, "god" can be either genderless or male (depending on context and contrast), while specifically indicating a female deity by use of the word "goddess". In order to correct this imbalance, Lojban is equipped with fetcei and nakcei (among other words) for the variously characterized deities, whereas cevni makes no implications about the gender of the deity. Cf. fetcei, nakni, cevni, lijda, krici, censa, malsi. Recommended to be used only use when contrasted with fetcei or masculinity of the deity is to be emphasized/important.