poi

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Hawaiian poi.

Noun[edit]

poi ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Hawaii) The traditional staple food of Hawaii, made by baking and pounding the kalo (or taro) root, and reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment. [from 18th c.]
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 104:
      It was a far cry from the traditional Hawaiian feast, which always included the beloved poi, a purplish paste made from pounded taro root […].
  2. A creamy Samoan dessert of ripe bananas mashed with coconut cream.

Etymology 2[edit]

Fire poi (juggling).

From Maori poi.

Noun[edit]

poi ‎(plural poi)

  1. (New Zealand) A small ball made of leaves and fibres, attached to a string; also, a traditional dance performed by Maori women involving the rhythmic swinging of such a ball. [from 19th c.]

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Hawaiian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

poi

  1. Traditional staple food of Hawaiʻi. A porridge-like substance made from cooked and ground taro corm mixed with water.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pos, from Classical Latin post[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

poi

  1. then
  2. later

Noun[edit]

il poi m ‎(invariable)

  1. the future

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “poi” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

poi

  1. rōmaji reading of ぽい
  2. rōmaji reading of ポイ

Lojban[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A priori.

Cmavo[edit]

poi

  1. Introduces a restrictive relative clause: who; which.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The cmavo ku'o can be used to indicate the termination of the (restrictive) relative clause, but is only required if the parsing of the sentence would otherwise be ambiguous.
  • The cmavo zi'e can be used to join two relative clauses.
Related terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From porsi.

Rafsi[edit]

poi

  1. rafsi of porsi.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin paucus.

Adjective[edit]

poi m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. few; little

Adverb[edit]

poi

  1. little; not much

Pronoun[edit]

poi

  1. few; not many (people, objects etc.)

Descendants[edit]


Samoan[edit]

Noun[edit]

poi

  1. Samoan poi