folium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a leaf.

Noun[edit]

folium (plural foliums or folia)

  1. A leaf, especially a thin leaf or plate.
  2. (geometry) A curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches having a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰolyom (leaf), from *bʰel-.

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Noun[edit]

folium n (genitive foliī); second declension

  1. a leaf
  2. a petal
  3. a sheet or leaf of paper
  4. (figuratively) trifle, thing of no consequence

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative folium folia
genitive foliī foliōrum
dative foliō foliīs
accusative folium folia
ablative foliō foliīs
vocative folium folia

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