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EtymologyEdit

Reportedly a loan from a language spoken in the Roman province of Syria. Considered a cognate of Ancient Greek πωλίον (pōlíon), "pony", "young elephant", "fetal membrane of a foal".

NounEdit

pōlea f (genitive pōleae); first declension

  1. (uncountable) The dung of an ass's foal, allegedly used, according to Pliny the Elder, for a preparation administered as a drug.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular
nominative pōlea
genitive pōleae
dative pōleae
accusative pōleam
ablative pōleā
vocative pōlea

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

polea f (plural poleas)

  1. pulley

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