boul

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See also: bȯu̯l and boul.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buːl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

boul (plural bouls)

  1. A curved handle.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for boul in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


Antillean Creole[edit]

Noun[edit]

boul

  1. clot; lump; clod

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

boul m (plural bouls)

  1. Abbreviation of boulevard. Alternative form of boul.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *betullus, from Latin betulla, diminutive of Gaulish *betua, from Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā (birch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷet-.

Also compare Catalan bedoll, Portuguese bétula, Italian betulla.

Noun[edit]

boul m (oblique plural bous or box or bouls, nominative singular bous or box or bouls, nominative plural boul)

  1. birch (tree)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: bouleau

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (boul)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boul m

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of bou