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See also: bolē, bóle, and bółe

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse bolr, akin to Danish bul and German Bohle (plank). See also bulwark (defensive wall).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bole (plural boles)

  1. The trunk or stem of a tree.
    • Tennyson
      Enormous elm-tree boles did stoop and lean.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      A fine powder filled the air and caressed the cheek with a tingle in its touch, and the black boles of the trees showed up in a light that seemed to come from below.
  2. (Scotland) An aperture with a shutter in the wall of a house, for giving air or light.
  3. (Scotland) A small closet.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Open the bole wi' speed, that I may see if this be the right Lord Geraldin.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Ancient Greek βῶλος (bôlos, clod or lump of earth): compare French bol.

NounEdit

bole (plural boles)

  1. Any of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually coloured red by iron oxide, and composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia.
  2. (obsolete) A bolus; a dose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coleridge to this entry?)

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

bole (plural boles)

  1. Alternative form of boll (old unit of measure)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of bolle. Occurs exclusively in the plural form.

NounEdit

bole ?

  1. testicles
Related termsEdit

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bowl, probably via German Bowle. Alternative historical forms: bols. First attested use to mean a bowl for making punch – 1880. First attested use to refer to the beverage itself – 1886.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bole f (5th declension)

  1. (dated) a bowl for making punch
    Bowle: bole (punša un citu tādu dzērienu kauss) – Bowle (German): bole (a bowl for punch or similar drinks).[2]
  2. punch (drink made of wine, diluted with juices, syrups and fruit, often with added cognac or rhum)
    zemeņu bole – straberry punch
    boles traukspunch bowl

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “bole” in Juris Baldunčiks (1989), Anglicismi latviešu valodā (Rīga: «Zinātne») ISBN: 5-7966-0078-8.
  2. ^ Brasche G., (1880), Deutsch-lettisches Wörterbuch, Riga; Leipzig, page 152.

Lower SorbianEdit

VerbEdit

bole

  1. Obsolete spelling of bóle.