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poyo m. (Noun) "stone bench"
12th cent. From Latin podium "balcony." Borrowed from Ancient Greek πόδιον ‎(pódion) "base," from πούς "foot." From Proto-Indo-European *pod- 'id.' See also pie.
Portuguese poio, Galician poio, Catalan puig, French puy, Italian poggio
Oscan pedú "foot," Umbrian peři "by the foot"
Gothic fotus "foot," Old Norse fótr 'id.,' Old High German fuoz 'id.,' Old Saxon fōt 'id.,' English foot
Ancient Greek πώς (pós) "foot," Mycenaean po-de 'id.'
Armenian otn "foot"
Sanskrit pā́t "foot," Young Avestan pad- 'id.'
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