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See also: POI, po'i, and P.O.I.

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Borrowing from Hawaiian poi.

NounEdit

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 2Edit

 
Fire poi (juggling).

Borrowing from Maori poi.

NounEdit

poi (plural poi or pois)

  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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HawaiianEdit

 
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NounEdit

poi

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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

poi

  1. then
  2. later

NounEdit

il poi m (invariable)

  1. the future

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

poi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぽい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ポイ

LojbanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A priori.

CmavoEdit

poi

  1. Introduces a restrictive relative clause: who; which.
Usage notesEdit
Related termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From porsi.

RafsiEdit

poi (or alternate rafsi por )

  1. rafsi of porsi (sequence).

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin paucus.

AdjectiveEdit

poi m, f (invariable)

  1. few; little

AdverbEdit

poi

  1. little; not much

PronounEdit

poi

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

DescendantsEdit


SamoanEdit

NounEdit

poi

  1. Samoan poi

SukurumEdit

NounEdit

poi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Susanne Holzknecht, The Markham languages of Papua New Guinea (1989), page 71