bolle

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See also: Bolle and bølle

Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *bālnai, from Proto-Indo-European *bhḷəno. Compare Ancient Greek φαλλός (phallós, penis), Latin follis (bellows), Old Irish ball (limb, member, part, body part),[1], Old High German ballo, balla (buttocks). Occurs exclusively in the plural form.

Noun[edit]

bolle m pl

  1. testicles
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “bolle”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 30

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔlə/, [ˈb̥ʌlə]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolle c (singular definite bollen, plural indefinite boller)

  1. bun, bread roll
  2. meatball, dumpling
  3. ring (diacritical mark in the shape of a hollow circle)
  4. (dated) bowl
  5. (slang, chiefly plural) testicles
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the obsolete bolle ("bull"), or a variant of bole (to whore).

Verb[edit]

bolle (imperative bol, infinitive at bolle, present tense boller, past tense bollede, perfect tense har bollet)

  1. boff, screw, shag (see Thesaurus:copulate)
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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolle f

  1. plural of bolla

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Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bullio

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bolle

  1. to boil (be in the state of boiling)

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bolle f (plural bolles)

  1. (Jersey) bowl

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bolli

Noun[edit]

bolle m (definite singular bollen, indefinite plural boller, definite plural bollene)

  1. a bun (small cake containing yeast and dried fruit)
  2. a bowl (deep dish)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bolli

Noun[edit]

bolle m (definite singular bollen, indefinite plural bollar, definite plural bollane)

  1. a bun (as above)
  2. a bowl (deep dish)

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bullǭ (ball, round object, shell), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰln-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to blow, inflate, swell, bubble). Cognate with Old Frisian bolla (goblet), Old Saxon bollo (goblet), Old High German bolla (round vessel, bowl), Old Norse bolli (goblet, cup).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbol.le/, [ˈboɫ.ɫe]

Noun[edit]

bolle f

  1. bowl, cup, pot, beaker, measure

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: bolle

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bolle c (plural bollen, diminutive boltsje)

  1. bull

Further reading[edit]

  • bolle (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011