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IcelandicEdit

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English fool, foolishFrench fouItalian folle.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fola

  1. crazy, mad, foolish

Derived termsEdit


IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

fola f (genitive singular fola, nominative plural folta)

  1. Alternative form of fala (grudge, spite, resentment, feud)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

fola f

  1. inflection of fuil (blood):
    1. genitive singular
    2. plural

AdjectiveEdit

fola

  1. natural, biological (of relative or relationship)
  2. (obsolete, physiology) sanguine (having a bodily constitution characterised by a preponderance of blood over the other bodily humours)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fola fhola bhfola
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "fola" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “fola” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “fola” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

fola f (plural fole)

  1. fairy tale
  2. fib
    Synonyms: balla, frottola, panzana, fandonia, fanfaluca

Middle IrishEdit

NounEdit

fola

  1. genitive singular of fuil

MutationEdit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fola ḟola fola
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fulô

NounEdit

fola m

  1. foal, colt

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: fole

ReferencesEdit