[pon-yerd] /ˈpɒn yərd/
a small, slender dagger.
verb (used with object)
to stab with a poniard.
a small dagger with a slender blade
(transitive) to stab with a poniard
1580s, from Middle French poinard (early 16c.), from Old French poignal “dagger,” literally “anything grasped with the fist,” from poing “fist,” from Latin pungus “fist,” from PIE root *peuk- (see pugnacious). Probably altered in French by association with poindre “to stab.” Cf. Latin pugnus “fist,” pugio “dagger.” As a verb from c.1600.
[poh-nuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈpoʊ nəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. an instrument for graphically recording pain or muscular fatigue.
noun a fear of overworking or working to exhaustion See kopophobia Word Origin Greek ponos ‘toil, fatigue’
[ponz] /pɒnz/ noun, plural pontes [pon-teez] /ˈpɒn tiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. Also called pons Varolii. a band of nerve fibers in the brain connecting the lobes of the midbrain, medulla, and cerebrum. 2. any tissue connecting two parts of a body organ or structure. [ponz; French pawns] /pɒnz; French pɔ̃s/ noun 1. Lily [lil-ee;; […]
[as-uh-nawr-uh m, -nohr-] /ˌæs əˈnɔr əm, -ˈnoʊr-/ noun 1. a geometric proposition that if a triangle has two of its sides equal, the angles opposite these sides are also equal: so named from the difficulty experienced by beginners in mastering it. Euclid, 1:5. /ˌæsɪˈnɔːrəm/ noun 1. the geometric proposition that the angles opposite the two […]