teapoy

  • 1Teapoy — Tea poy, n. [Hind. tip[=a]i; Hind. tin there + Per. p[=a]e foot.] An ornamental stand, usually with three legs, having caddies for holding tea. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2teapoy — [tē′poi΄] n. [Hindi tipāī < tin, tir (< Sans trī,THREE) + Pers pāï (akin to Sans pad ,FOOT): sp. infl. by assoc. with tea] 1. a small, three legged stand 2. a small table for holding a tea service …

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  • 3Teapoy — A teapoy is an item of furniture used in the 19th Century for storing tea. A teapoy usually consisted of a lockable box attached to a stand or three legged table. They were used when tea was a valuable commodity, and was important enough to be… …

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  • 4teapoy — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu tipāī Date: 1828 1. a 3 legged ornamental stand 2. [influenced by tea] a stand or table containing a tea chest or caddy and used for supporting a tea set; also tea caddy …

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  • 5teapoy — /tee poy/, n. 1. a small three legged table or stand. 2. a small table for use in serving tea. [1820 30; < Hindi tipai, alter. (with t from tir three < Skt tri) of Pers si paya three legged stand] * * * …

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  • 6teapoy — noun a small decorative table having three legs; sometimes used for holding a tea service …

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  • 7teapoy — see FOOT …

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  • 8teapoy —    (TEE poy) [Hindi] A small, three legged table suitable for serving tea …

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  • 9teapoy — [ ti:pɔɪ] noun a small three legged table or stand, especially one that holds a tea caddy. Origin C19: from Hindi tī three + Urdu and Pers. pāī foot , the sense and spelling influenced by tea …

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  • 10teapoy — tea·poy …

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  • 11teapoy — tea•poy [[t]ˈti pɔɪ[/t]] n. 1) fur a small three legged table or stand 2) fur a small table for use in serving tea • Etymology: 1820–30; &LT; Hindi tīpāi alter. (with t from tir three &LT; Skt tri) of Pers si pāya three legged stand …

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  • 12teapoy — /ˈtipɔɪ/ (say teepoy) noun 1. a small three legged table or stand. 2. a small table for use in serving or storing tea. {Anglo Indian, from Hindustani tipāī, alteration of Persian sipāī, substituting si with ti three, modelled on charpoy; English&#8230; …

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  • 13teapoy —   n. three legged stand or table …

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  • 14teapoy — see FOOT …

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  • 15teapoy — n. a small three or four legged table esp. for tea. Etymology: Hindi tin, tir three + Pers. pai foot: sense and spelling infl. by TEA …

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  • 16Support — (Roget s Thesaurus) &LT; N PARAG:Support &GT;N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 support support ground foundation base basis Sgm: N 1 terra firma terra firma Sgm: N 1 bearing bearing fulcrum bait =&GT;(U.S.) caudex …

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  • 17tepoy — variant of teapoy * * * tepoy variant of teapoy …

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  • 18Poy — Poy, n. [OF. apui, apoi, a support, prop., staff, F. appui, fr. OF. apuier, apoier, to support, F. appuyer, fr. [ a] to (L. ad) + OF. pui, poi, a rising ground, hill, L. podium. See {Podium}, {Pew}.] 1. A support; used in composition; as, teapoy …

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  • 19List of English words of Hindi origin — This is a list of English language words of Hindi language origin. Many of the Hindi equivalents have originated from Sanskrit; see List of English words of Sanskrit origin. Many others are of Persian origin; see List of English words of Persian&#8230; …

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  • 20tepoy — [tē′poi΄] n. alt. sp. of TEAPOY * * * …

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