See also: Poa, POA, PoA, Poá, po'a, and Pōʻā

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Etymology edit

From scientific Latin Poa (genus name), from Ancient Greek πόα (póa, fodder).

Noun edit

poa (plural poas)

  1. Any grass of the genus Poa, especially Poa annua. [from 18th c.]
    • 2004, Nicholas Shakespeare, In Tasmania, Harvill Press, p. 74:
      We trod out across fragile alpine heath between poa tussocks and something that smelled of lemon thyme.

Translations edit

Anagrams edit

French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πόα (póa).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

poa m (plural poas)

  1. poa, grass
    Synonym: pâturin

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from translingual Poa, from Ancient Greek πόα (póa, fodder).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɔa
  • Hyphenation: pò‧a

Noun edit

poa f (plural poe)

  1. poa

Further reading edit

  • poa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams edit

Mokilese edit

Noun edit

poa

  1. arm
  2. hand
  3. wing

Declension edit

Swahili edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Verb edit

-poa (infinitive kupoa)

  1. to become calm
  2. to recover, get better

Conjugation edit

Conjugation of -poa
Positive present -napoa
Subjunctive -poe
Negative -poi
Imperative singular poa
Infinitives
Positive kupoa
Negative kutopoa
Imperatives
Singular poa
Plural poeni
Tensed forms
Habitual hupoa
Positive past positive subject concord + -lipoa
Negative past negative subject concord + -kupoa
Positive present (positive subject concord + -napoa)
Singular Plural
1st person ninapoa/napoa tunapoa
2nd person unapoa mnapoa
3rd person m-wa(I/II) anapoa wanapoa
other classes positive subject concord + -napoa
Negative present (negative subject concord + -poi)
Singular Plural
1st person sipoi hatupoi
2nd person hupoi hampoi
3rd person m-wa(I/II) hapoi hawapoi
other classes negative subject concord + -poi
Positive future positive subject concord + -tapoa
Negative future negative subject concord + -tapoa
Positive subjunctive (positive subject concord + -poe)
Singular Plural
1st person nipoe tupoe
2nd person upoe mpoe
3rd person m-wa(I/II) apoe wapoe
other classes positive subject concord + -poe
Negative subjunctive positive subject concord + -sipoe
Positive present conditional positive subject concord + -ngepoa
Negative present conditional positive subject concord + -singepoa
Positive past conditional positive subject concord + -ngalipoa
Negative past conditional positive subject concord + -singalipoa
Gnomic (positive subject concord + -apoa)
Singular Plural
1st person napoa twapoa
2nd person wapoa mwapoa
3rd person m-wa(I/II) apoa wapoa
m-mi(III/IV) wapoa yapoa
ji-ma(V/VI) lapoa yapoa
ki-vi(VII/VIII) chapoa vyapoa
n(IX/X) yapoa zapoa
u(XI) wapoa see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) kwapoa
pa(XVI) papoa
mu(XVIII) mwapoa
Perfect positive subject concord + -mepoa
"Already" positive subject concord + -meshapoa
"Not yet" negative subject concord + -japoa
"If/When" positive subject concord + -kipoa
"If not" positive subject concord + -sipopoa
Consecutive kapoa / positive subject concord + -kapoa
Consecutive subjunctive positive subject concord + -kapoe
Object concord (indicative positive)
Singular Plural
1st person -nipoa -tupoa
2nd person -kupoa -wapoa/-kupoeni/-wapoeni
3rd person m-wa(I/II) -mpoa -wapoa
m-mi(III/IV) -upoa -ipoa
ji-ma(V/VI) -lipoa -yapoa
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -kipoa -vipoa
n(IX/X) -ipoa -zipoa
u(XI) -upoa see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kupoa
pa(XVI) -papoa
mu(XVIII) -mupoa
Reflexive -jipoa
Relative forms
General positive (positive subject concord + (object concord) + -poa- + relative marker)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -poaye -poao
m-mi(III/IV) -poao -poayo
ji-ma(V/VI) -poalo -poayo
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -poacho -poavyo
n(IX/X) -poayo -poazo
u(XI) -poao see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -poako
pa(XVI) -poapo
mu(XVIII) -poamo
Other forms (subject concord + tense marker + relative marker + (object concord) + -poa)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -yepoa -opoa
m-mi(III/IV) -opoa -yopoa
ji-ma(V/VI) -lopoa -yopoa
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -chopoa -vyopoa
n(IX/X) -yopoa -zopoa
u(XI) -opoa see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kopoa
pa(XVI) -popoa
mu(XVIII) -mopoa
Some forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Interjection edit

poa

  1. (Sheng) I'm fine (response to "how are you?")
    Synonyms: nzuri, sijambo, njema, (colloquial) safi, (slang) freshi
  2. (Sheng) cool, okay