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Pahi \Pa"hi\, n. (Naut.) A large war canoe of the Society Islands.


n. A large war canoe of the Society Islands.


Páhi is a village in Bács-Kiskun county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.


Pahi were the traditional double-hulled sailing watercraft of Tahiti. They were large, two masted, and rigged with crab claw sails.

Pahi (Tanzanian ward)

Pahi (Tanzanian ward) is an administrative ward in the Kondoa district of the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 20,152.

Pahi (disambiguation)

A pahi was a traditional Tahitian watercraft. Pahi may also refer to:

Usage examples of "pahi".

And as the palm came upright on its tenth backward heave, far out there to leeward he saw the pahi, lying to.

She had her starboard tacks aboard and she was steering for the pahi with the wind almost on her beam.

He could not tell whether the frigate had spoken the pahi or not: all he knew was that both wind and sea had strengthened and that even if by some extraordinarily lucky chance the Surprise gained any information from the pahi, it must be fragmentary, uncertain, totally unreliable.

In any case his professional skill was called upon at once: the boarding-party sent to the pahi had been repelled with shocking ferocity.

Do you know, Maturin, as I set foot on that floating thing, that pahi, I saluted the woman confronting me, bowing and baring my head, and she instantly took advantage of it to strike me down.

They watched the barge thread the channel and cross the broad, smooth lagoon, and during the long pull many of the watch below passed a small private telescope from hand to hand, looking for women on the shore: in spite of their shocking experience with the pahi they still looked for women, looked very eagerly indeed.