puki

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See also: puķi, pūķi, and pūķī

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

puki ‎(plural pukis)

  1. A bowl or other dish used by Native Americans in the Southwest as a mold when making pots.
    • 2007, ‎Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott, The Figure in Clay, ISBN 1579909612, page 80:
      First, I made a puki, a tool used by Native Americans to form a pinch pot. Typically, a puki is a shallow, fired bowl used to keep the bottom of the pinch pot round while holding the entire pot in shape.
    • 2004, Susan Ware, Notable American Women, ISBN 067401488X, page 418:
      She began a pot by forming a pancake of clay between her palms and laying it in a bowl-like vessel which was the bottom of a broken pot, called a puki.
  2. Any form or mold used for making clay pots by hand.
    • 2012, Jo-Ann Mapson, Finding Casey, ISBN 1408829266, page 268:
      Like I showed you, the clay goes into the puki, coil by coil.
    • 2008, ‎‎Deborah Morgenthal & ‎Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott, The Penland Book of Ceramics, ISBN 1600592759, page 13:
      I begin by pinching a base or rolling out a slab that I place in a plaster form, or puki, for support..

Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

puki

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of pukea.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *puki, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *puki, from Proto-Austronesian *puki.

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Noun[edit]

puki

  1. (vulgar, anatomy) vulva (collectively the external female sexual organs)