boll

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See also: Boll, bòll, and bøll

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bolle (pod; shell) and Middle Dutch bolle (round object); both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bullô (round object; bowl). More at bowl.

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Noun[edit]

boll (plural bolls)

  1. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.
  2. (Scotland) An old dry measure equal to six bushels.

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Verb[edit]

boll (third-person singular simple present bolls, present participle bolling, simple past and past participle bolled)

  1. To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wol, wole, from Old High German wola, from Proto-Germanic *wela. Cognate with German wohl, Dutch wel, English well, Icelandic vel.

Adverb[edit]

boll

  1. (Luserna) well
    Synonym: gerècht

References[edit]

  • “boll” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish balder, baller, from Old Norse bǫllr (ball, globe), from Proto-Germanic *balluz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoln- (round thing, bubble), from *bʰel- (to blow, inflate, swell).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

boll c

  1. a ball; a more or less spherical object which is not hard or unyielding

Declension[edit]

Declension of boll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative boll bollen bollar bollarna
Genitive bolls bollens bollars bollarnas

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