pilule

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Borrowing from Medieval Latin pilula, apparently first attested in the fourteenth century[1], in turn inherited from the Classical Latin, attested in the medical sense in Pliny. Note that Italian pillola[2][3] and Spanish píldora[4] are widely regarded as inheritances, not borrowings.

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pilule f (plural pilules)

  1. pill (small object to be swallowed)
  2. (with the definite article la) the contraceptive pill

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