Bulle

See also: bulle and bullé

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably a pars pro toto expression, from a very old root (related to Ancient Greek φαλλός (phallos, penis)), with the related meaning "ball".

NounEdit

Bulle m (genitive Bullen, plural Bullen)

  1. Bull (male cattle).

Etymology 2Edit

Since the 19th century documented; the colloquial (or possibly baby talk) abbreviation Pole gets in dialects having lenition of consonants as well as o/u-concurrence homonymous with Bulle and generally established because of the obvious association. Another source is suggesting that it derived from (Land)Puller, a non-derogatory term for a policeman of the 18th century.

NounEdit

Bulle m (genitive Bullen, plural Bullen)

  1. (derogatory) Male cop.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Latin bulla "seal capsule", originally meaning "ball, bullet".

NounEdit

Bulle f (genitive Bulle, plural Bullen)

  1. Bull (papal decree).
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Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 03:55