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See also: föhlen and Föhlen


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From Middle High German vole, fole, from Old High German folo, from Proto-Germanic *fulô. Old High German fulīn (whence modern Füllen) is originally a diminutive of the same root. The development by which the two words were perceived as mere phonetic variants started in Middle Low German volen vs. völlen. Thereby the word became neuter and took the nominative ending -en. Cognate with Dutch veulen.


  • IPA(key): /ˈfoːlən/, [ˈfoːlən], [ˈfoːl̩n]
  • (file)


Fohlen n (genitive Fohlens, plural Fohlen)

  1. foal, colt (young horse; young of some other species, such as camels)


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Fohlen pl

  1. (sports) nickname of Borussia Mönchengladbach football team

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