- A leaf, especially a thin leaf or plate.
- (geometry) A curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches having a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for folium in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
Second-declension noun (neuter).
1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).
- Aragonese: fuella
- Aromanian: foalji
- Asturian: fueya
- Catalan: full, fulla, foli (borrowed)
- Dalmatian: fualja
- English: foil, folio (borrowed)
- Franco-Provençal: fôlye
- French: feuille, folio (borrowed)
- Friulian: fuee
- Galician: folla
- Istro-Romanian: foľe
- Italian: foglia, foglio
- Norman: fielle
- Occitan: fuèlh, fuèlha, huelha
- Piedmontese feuj
- Portuguese: folha, folho, fólio (borrowed)
- Romanian: foaie, foliu (borrowed)
- Romansch: fegl, figl, föglia
- Sardinian: fógiu, fògia, folla, foza
- Sicilian: fogghia, fogghiu
- Spanish: hoja, folio (borrowed)
- Venetian: fogia, foja, fogio, fojo
- Walloon: foye
- fŏlĭum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- folium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- folium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- fŏlĭum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 678/1
- “folium” on page 719/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
- Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “folium”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 439/2