melbi

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Lojban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In Lojbanized spelling.

  • Chinese: mei [měi]
  • English: biutafl— beautiful
  • Spanish: belbello
  • Arabic: jamil

Pronunciation[edit]

Gismu[edit]

melbi (rafsi mel or mle)

  1. beautiful; x1 is beautiful/pleasant to x2 in aspect x3 (ka) by aesthetic standard x4.

Derived terms[edit]

Various senses of 'cute', 'sexy', or beautiful with the modifying rafsi filling the x3 place:

  • cifmle : childishly-beautiful (cinfu zei melbi); cute : babies, puppies ..
  • citmle : youthfully-beautiful (citno zei melbi); cute/fair of face: a pretty/handsome person.
  • cinmle : sexually-beautiful (cinse zei melbi); sexy in an perceptive rather than agentive sense
  • nolmle : nobly-beautiful (nobli zei melbi); elegant
  • racmle : delicately-beautiful (ralci zei melbi); vase, lacy lingerie, lace in general.

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