See also: Pois, POIS, POIs, pôis, põis, and pȯis

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Noun edit

pois

  1. plural of poi

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Bourguignon edit

Etymology edit

From Latin pax.

Noun edit

pois f (plural pois)

  1. peace

Finnish edit

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Etymology edit

poikki- +‎ -s (s-lative singular), through reduction of the earlier and dialectal form poies, poijes (< *poige-s). The variation in the gradation patterns between *-kk- : *-k- and *-k- : *-g- has not been conclusively explained, but the weaker form is found throughout Northern Finnic; see Proto-Finnic *poikki for more.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpoi̯s/, [ˈpo̞i̯s̠]
  • Rhymes: -ois
  • Syllabification(key): pois

Adverb edit

pois (not comparable)

  1. (lative) away, off
    Synonym: (informal) menemään
    Hän meni pois.
    S/he went away.
    Ota vaatteet pois.
    Take your clothes off.
  2. (informal, proscribed, static) away
    Synonym: poissa
  3. (mathematics) minus, take away
    Synonym: miinus
    Kuudesta pois neljä on kaksi. / Kuusi pois neljä on kaksi.
    Six take away four is two.
  4. (with an imperative form) just (used to reduce the force of an imperative)
    Kysy pois!
    Just ask! / Go ahead and ask!

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French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French pois, from earlier peis from Latin pisum, from Ancient Greek πίσος / πίσον (písos / píson).

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pois m (plural pois)

  1. pea
  2. polka dot

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Descendants edit

  • Haitian Creole: pwa (bean)

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Galician edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese pois, from Vulgar Latin *postius (after). Compare with French puis, Spanish pues, Italian poi.

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pois

  1. so; then (in that case)
    Queres ir? Pois vai.So you want to go? Then go.

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pois

  1. because; for (by or for the cause that)
    Synonym: porque
  2. well, well then

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References edit

  • poys” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • poys” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • pois” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • pois” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • pois” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Ingrian edit

Etymology edit

Lative of poikki- (broken). Akin to Finnish pois.

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pois

  1. (of motion) off, away
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 37:
      Sao: miltaiset linnut lentäät talveks pois?
      Say: what kind of birds are flying away when winter falls?

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References edit

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 421

Interlingua edit

Adverb edit

pois

  1. afterwards

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French pois.

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Noun edit

pois m (invariable)

  1. polka dot

References edit

  1. ^ pois in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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Etymology 1 edit

From Vulgar Latin *postius, from Latin postea, from postus.

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pois

  1. then (indicating chronological order)
  2. since
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Etymology 2 edit

From earlier peis, from Vulgar Latin *pēsum, from Latin pēnsum.

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pois oblique singularm (oblique plural pois, nominative singular pois, nominative plural pois)

  1. weight
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Etymology 3 edit

From Latin pīsum.

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pois m (plural)

  1. peas (pulses)
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The singular pois may not be attested; attestations of "un pois" all seem to refer to other definitions of pois.

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Etymology 4 edit

See poi

Adverb edit

pois

  1. Alternative form of poi (little, not much)

Old Occitan edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *postius, from Latin postea.

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pois

  1. then

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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese pois, from Vulgar Latin *pos, from Classical Latin post (after). Compare with French puis, Spanish pues, Italian poi, and Romanian apoi (from ad post).

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pois (not comparable)

  1. so; then (in that case)
    Podemos, pois, terminá-lo.
    So we can finish it.
  2. emphasises a yes-or-no answer or an order
    Pois vai!
    Go!
    Pois sim.
    Indeed.

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:pois.

Conjunction edit

pois

  1. because; for (by or for the cause that)
    Synonym: porque
    Gostei do livro, pois foi interessante.
    I liked the book, because it was interesting.

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:pois.

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