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EtymologyEdit

Latin folium (leaf)

NounEdit

folium (plural foliums or folia)

  1. A leaf, especially a thin leaf or plate.
  2. (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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰolh₃yom (leaf), from *bʰleh₃- (blossom, flower). Alternatively from *dʰolyom (*dʰelh₁- (be green)), whence Welsh dail and Old Irish duille.

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NounEdit

folium n (genitive foliī or folī); second declension

  1. a leaf
  2. a petal
  3. a sheet or leaf of paper
  4. (figuratively) trifle, thing of no consequence

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative folium folia
Genitive foliī
folī1
foliōrum
Dative foliō foliīs
Accusative folium folia
Ablative foliō foliīs
Vocative folium folia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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