bolis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from Ancient Greek βολίς ‎(bolís, missile, arrow, javelin).

Noun[edit]

bolis ‎(plural bolides)

  1. A meteor or brilliant shooting star, followed by a train of light or sparks; especially one which explodes.
    • 1851, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Report (volume 20, page 90)
      A bolis appearing as large as an orange, with a train some yards in length, crossed Wrenbury, Cheshire, about 10 p.m. (p. 305). The observer was my brother, Mr. William Thomson, surgeon, Wrenbury, near Nantwich.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bolis

  1. past of boli

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Borrowing from Ancient Greek βολίς ‎(bolís).

Noun[edit]

bolis f ‎(genitive bolidis); third declension

  1. (astronomy) a meteor of the form of an arrow

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bolis bolidēs
genitive bolidis bolidum
dative bolidī bolidibus
accusative bolidem bolidēs
ablative bolide bolidibus
vocative bolis bolidēs

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolis m pl

  1. plural of boli