follis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin follis (a bag). Doublet of fool.

Noun[edit]

follis

  1. A large bronze coin minted during the Roman Empire.

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Verb[edit]

follis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of follar

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰolǵʰnis, o-grade i-stem derivative of *bʰelǵʰ- (to swell). Cognates include Sanskrit बर्हिस् (barhís, straw, sacrificial straw), Old English belġ (bulge, bag, purse) (English belly) and belġan (to swell with anger), Old Prussian balsinis (cushion) and Old Irish bolg (belly; bag; bellows).

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Noun[edit]

follis m (genitive follis); third declension

  1. bellows
  2. purse, sack, money bag
  3. (by extension) a small value coin
  4. an inflated ball
  5. paunch, belly
  6. (poetic) puffed cheeks

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative follis follēs
Genitive follis follium
Dative follī follibus
Accusative follem follēs
Ablative folle follibus
Vocative follis follēs

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