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Kept. See archived discussion of February 2009. —This unsigned comment was added by Connel MacKenzie (talkcontribs). 07:03, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: (Internet slang)) polyamorous. DCDuring TALK 17:49, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Does http://groups.google.com/groups?q=poly%20bi help?—msh210 17:58, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
I couldn't sort it out from that. How could one tell what poly was short for? Books give more context. Anyone who could figure out a good search to separate wheat from chaff ought to be able to cite it, but I don't have the patience for it. DCDuring TALK 18:43, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Adjective (the only sense RFDed) cited imo. Since it's not techie or Internet-related, I wouldn't assume it's Internet slang, but what do I know.—msh210 22:01, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
I wonder if perhaps the definitions are too precise. I've heard poly used as an abbreviation for nearly every word which begins with poly-, largely dependent upon context. Now, this would be a nigh impossible claim to back up, and so perhaps it should simply be left as is. But, I still think I'm right on this one. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 22:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
True and interesting. That probably applies to more than one abbreviation. Seems like good uses for {{non-gloss definition}}. DCDuring TALK 23:57, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Sense passed.msh210 17:41, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Word OriginEdit

This Word has a cognate with the tamil word பல (pala). Can anyone add this. Thanks! -தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (talk) 14:12, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Tamil isn't a related language, so the Tamil word isn't, strictly speaking, a cognate. Tamil does have extensive vocabulary borrowed from Sanskrit, which is related, but the Sanscrit form is पुरु (purú). See πολύς (polús) for more information. Chuck Entz (talk) 21:22, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: Adjective: "Made of polyethylene (polythene)." a poly bag

This sense doesn't look like it is used as a full adjective. Attributive use of the noun covers it. DCDuring TALK 03:50, 4 October 2013 (UTC)