bole

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See also: bolē, bóle, and bółe

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bolr, akin to Danish bul and German Bohle (plank). See also bulwark (defensive wall).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bole (plural boles)

  1. The trunk or stem of a tree.
    • Tennyson
      Enormous elm-tree boles did stoop and lean.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      A fine powder filled the air and caressed the cheek with a tingle in its touch, and the black boles of the trees showed up in a light that seemed to come from below.
  2. (Scotland) An aperture with a shutter in the wall of a house, for giving air or light.
  3. (Scotland) A small closet.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Open the bole wi' speed, that I may see if this be the right Lord Geraldin.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Ancient Greek βῶλος (bôlos, clod or lump of earth): compare French bol.

Noun[edit]

bole (plural boles)

  1. Any of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually coloured red by iron oxide, and composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia.
  2. (obsolete) A bolus; a dose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coleridge to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

bole (plural boles)

  1. Alternative form of boll (old unit of measure)
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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of bolle. Occurs exclusively in the plural form.

Noun[edit]

bole ?

  1. testicles
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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bowl, probably via German Bowle. Alternative historical forms: bols. First attested use to mean a bowl for making punch – 1880. First attested use to refer to the beverage itself – 1886.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bole f (5th declension)

  1. (dated) a bowl for making punch
    Bowle: bole (punša un citu tādu dzērienu kauss) – Bowle (German): bole (a bowl for punch or similar drinks).[2]
  2. punch (drink made of wine, diluted with juices, syrups and fruit, often with added cognac or rhum)
    zemeņu bole – straberry punch
    boles traukspunch bowl

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “bole” in Juris Baldunčiks (1989), Anglicismi latviešu valodā (Rīga: «Zinātne») ISBN: 5-7966-0078-8.
  2. ^ Brasche G., (1880), Deutsch-lettisches Wörterbuch, Riga; Leipzig, page 152.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Verb[edit]

bole

  1. Obsolete spelling of bóle.