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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *spālai, from Proto-Indo-European *spel 'to cleave, break'. Related to fyell and fell.

NounEdit

fole f (indefinite plural fole, definite singular foleja, definite plural foletë)

  1. nest (mainly of birds)
Related termsEdit

Cf. Modern Greek φωλιά /fo'lja/, from Ancient Greek φωλέα /pho:'lea:/.


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French fol, from Latin follis.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fole (plural foles)

  1. A fool, idiot, or moron; somebody who is stupid or unthinking.
  2. An entertainer or joker; somebody who is employed to provide amusement.
  3. (rare) Someone who is incapacitated or shocked; someone whose idiocy is temporary.
  4. (rare) A victim of a scam or trick; someone who is fooled.
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AdjectiveEdit

fole

  1. Foolish, moronic, idiotic, ridiculous.
  2. Evil, iniquitous, malign, devilish.
  3. Sexually deviant, immoral or sinful.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English fola, from Proto-Germanic *fulô.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fole (plural foles)

  1. A foal (a young horse).
  2. A horse regardless of its age.
  3. The young of any other mammal, including the human being.
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Etymology 3Edit

From fole (noun).

VerbEdit

fole

  1. Alternative form of folen (to foal)
  2. inflection of folen (to foal):
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse foli.

NounEdit

fole m (definite singular folen, indefinite plural foler, definite plural folene)

  1. a foal (colt or filly)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse fola.

VerbEdit

fole

  1. to foal (give birth to a foal)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse foli.

NounEdit

fole m (definite singular folen, indefinite plural folar, definite plural folane)

  1. a foal (colt or filly)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse fola.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

fole

  1. to foal (give birth to a foal)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin follis, follem, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰolǵʰnis, derivative of *bʰelǵʰ- (to swell).

NounEdit

fole m (plural foles)

  1. bellows (flexible container used to blow air)

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