poi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poi (plural po)

Fire poi (juggling).
  1. A national food of the Hawaiians, made by baking and pounding the kalo (or taro) root, and reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment.
  2. A creamy Samoan dessert of ripe bananas mashed with coconut cream.
  3. A style of performance art originating in New Zealand Maori culture.
  4. The equipment used in such a performance, typically a pair of short cords with a soft cloth ball at one end of each piece. Similar items, of different construction, are used in a more modern style of fire poi.

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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]

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

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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.
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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