lujvo

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Borrowing from Lojban lujvo.

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lujvo (plural lujvo)

  1. (Lojban grammar) A Lojban compound word, made up of several gismu (root words) in their rafsi (abbreviated) form, joined together.

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Etymology[edit]

From the gismu pluja (complex) and the gismu valsi (word).

Etymologically, a portmanteau of two Lojban words (luj is the rafsi (abbreviation/affix/combining form) of the gismu (root word) pluja (complex)) combined with the portmanteau-form vo of the gismu (root word) valsi (a word).[1]

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lujvo (rafsi luv or jvo)

  1. (grammar) x1 is a compound predicate word with meaning x2 and arguments x3 built from metaphor (tanru) x4.
  2. (Pure-Lojban) x1 selbri za'upamei valsi x2 gi'e se sumti x3 gi'e se zbasu fi x4 poi tanru

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  1. ^ Etymologies are publicly listed on the official website.