Folie

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Folie

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “don’t forget to explain how background sense emerged”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfoːlɪ̯ə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Folie f (genitive Folie, plural Folien)

  1. foil (thin sheet of metal)
  2. foil (thin plastic)
  3. something used as a background for a comparison
    • 2010, Harald Schwaetzer, “Geisteswissenschaft der Neuzeit, Rogier van der Weydens «St. Lukas malt die Madonna»”, in: Anthroposophie
      Dass Heilige wie Lukas als einer von denen, die das menschliche Bewusstsein vervollkommnet haben, einen engelgleichen Status haben, ist vor der Folie mittelalterlichen Denkens nichts Ungewöhnliches.
      Saints like Luke, as one of those, that have perfected the human consciousness, having an angelic status, is nothing exceptional in the light of middle-age thinking.