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bisli
gismu rafsi: bis x1 is a quantity of/is made of/contains ice [frozen crystal] of composition/material x2. Composition including x2, which need not be a complete composition. See also kunra, runme, lenku, krili, bratu, snime, carvi.
bongu
gismu rafsi: bog bo'u x1 is a/the bone/ivory [body-part], performing function x2 in body of x3; [metaphor: calcium]. x2 is likely an abstract: may be structure/support for some body part, but others as well such as the eardrum bones; the former can be expressed as (tu'a le ); cartilage/gristle (= ranbo'u), skeleton (= bogygreku). See also greku, denci, jirna, sarji.
bunda
gismu rafsi: bud x1 is x2 (def. 1) local weight unit(s) [non-metric], standard x3, subunits [e.g. ounces] x4. (additional subunit places may be added as x5, x6, ...); See also grake, junta, tilju, rupnu, fepni, dekpu, gutci, minli, merli, kramu.
cabna
gismu rafsi: cab x1 is current at/in the present of/during/concurrent/simultaneous with x2 in time. (default x2 is the present resulting in:) x1 is now; time relationship only, 'aorist' claiming simultaneity does not mean one event does not extend into the past or future of the other. See also zvati, balvi, purci, cmavo list ca, cmavo list ca'a.
cabra
gismu rafsi: ca'a x1 is apparatus/mechanism/device/equipment for function x2 controlled/[triggered] by x3 (agent). Form determined by/from function; does not imply automated/automatic action - requires an external agent/trigger (a minji may be a zmiku cabra if it requires an external agent to trigger or control the functions that it performs automatically). (cf. tutci, minji, finti; girzu, ganzu for organizational apparatus, pilno)
carna
gismu rafsi: car x1 turns about vector x2 towards direction x3, turning angular distance / to face point x4 Also revolve (= jincarna). See also gunro, jendu. New definition of carna originally proposed by Robin Lee Powell and backward-compatible with the old one. Official definition: x1 turns/rotates/revolves around axis x2 in direction x3.
catlu
gismu rafsi: cta x1 looks at/examines/views/inspects/regards/watches/gazes at x2. Also look through (= grecta, ravycta, bacycta); note that English "look" often means a more generic "observe". See also jvinu, minra, simlu, viska, lanli, zgana, setca, viska.
cecla
gismu rafsi: cel ce'a x1 launches/fires/shoots projectile/missile x2, propelled by x3 [propellant/propulsion]. Also: x1 is a gun/launcher/cannon; x1 hurls/throws/casts (more general than renro in that propulsion need not be internal to x1). See also renro, danti, jakne, jbama, spoja.
cerda
gismu rafsi: ced x1 is an heir to/is to inherit x2 (object/quality) from x3 according to rule x4. Pedantically, inheriting an object should be a sumti-raising (tu'a if non-abstract in x2) of inheriting loka ponse the object - the ownership of the object (= posycerda, posyselcerda for unambiguous semantics). See also jgina.
ciska
gismu rafsi: ci'a x1 inscribes/writes x2 on display/storage medium x3 with writing implement x4; x1 is a scribe. Also x3 writing surface. See also papri, penbi, pinsi, tcidu, xatra, pixra, prina, finti for 'author' or specific authorial works, barna, pinka.
ckaji
gismu rafsi: kai x1 has/is characterized by property/feature/trait/aspect/dimension x2 (ka); x2 is manifest in x1. Manifested/property/quality/trait/feature/aspect (= selkai). See also: cmavo list kai, ka; tcaci, tcini. Need not be a defining property (which is what "characterize" means in English).
ckana
gismu rafsi: cka x1 is a bed/pallet of material x2 for holding/supporting x3 (person/object/event). See also kamju, kicne, nilce, palta, cpana, vreta, jubme, stizu, matci, zbepi, palne, sarji.
ckiku
gismu rafsi: kik x1 is a key fitting/releasing/opening/unlocking lock x2, and having relevant properties x3. Also x2 fastener, mechanism; code key (= termifckiku, kiktermifra); x3 is dependent on the type of key, but are those form properties of the key that enable it to serve the function of opening the lock - in the case of a metal key to a padlock, for example, this would be the shaft and teeth. See also stela.
clani
gismu rafsi: cla x1 is long in dimension/direction x2 (default longest dimension) by measurement standard x3. See also slabu, condi, ganra, rotsu, tordu, barda, ganra, gutci, minli, rotsu.
cnano
gismu rafsi: na'o x1 [value] is a norm/average in property/amount x2 (ka/ni) among x3(s) (set) by standard x4. Also mean, normal, usual; (x3 specifies the complete set). See also tcaci, fadni, kampu, lakne, tarti, rirci.
condi
gismu rafsi: con cno coi x1 is deep in extent in direction/property x2 away from reference point x3 by standard x4. See also clani, caxno, bargu, ganra, rotsu, barda, gutci, minli.