EnglishEdit

NounEdit

pilule (plural pilules)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) A little pill.

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

pilule

  1. allative singular of pilu

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin pilula, apparently first attested in the fourteenth century[1], in turn inherited from the Classical Latin, attested in the medical sense in Pliny. Note that Italian pillola[2][3] and Spanish píldora[4] are widely regarded as inheritances, not borrowings.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pi.lyl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

pilule f (plural pilules)

  1. pill (small object to be swallowed)
  2. (with the definite article la) the contraceptive pill

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pilule” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  2. ^ pillola in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  3. ^ pillola in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  4. ^ píldora” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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