volubile

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French volubile, from Latin volūbilis (rolling), from volvō (I roll). Doublet of voluble.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɒljʊbaɪl/
    • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

volubile (comparative more volubile, superlative most volubile)

  1. (chiefly botany) Turning or whirling; winding.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 volubile in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

volubile (plural volubiles)

  1. inconstant, changeable, variable

Further readingEdit


InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

volubile (comparative plus volubile, superlative le plus volubile)

  1. voluble

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Latin volūbilis (turning).

AdjectiveEdit

volubile (masculine and feminine plural volubili)

  1. inconstant, changeable, variable
  2. shifty
  3. fickle, moody

Related termsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

volūbile

  1. nominative neuter singular of volūbilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of volūbilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of volūbilis

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin volūbilis.

AdjectiveEdit

volubile m or f (plural volubiles)

  1. inconstant, variable; changeable
  2. movable; moving

DescendantsEdit

  • French: volubile

ReferencesEdit

  • volubile on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)