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EtymologyEdit

Either borrowed from Middle High German zolle, or from an earlier Lombardic scolla, zolla, (modern German Scholle), from Proto-Germanic *skaljō (compare West Frisian skyl (peel, rind), Dutch schil (peel, skin, rink), Low German Schell (shell, scale)), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to split, cleave) (compare Irish scelec (pebble), Latin silex (pebble, flint), siliqua (pod), Old Church Slavonic сколика (skolika, shell)).

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zolla f (plural zolle)

  1. lump, tussock, hassock
  2. turf, sod, divot
  3. a small plot of land; a small field

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