Definition of poya in English:

poya

noun

  • In full "poya day". A day on which the moon enters one of its four phases, observed as a day of religious significance by Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Sinhala pōya (earlier in form pohoya) from Prakrit posaha from Sanskrit upavasatha fast day.

Pronunciation

poya

/ˈpɔɪə/