volubile

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French volubile, from Latin volūbilis (rolling), from volvō (I roll). Doublet of voluble.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɒljʊbaɪl/
    • (file)

Adjective[edit]

volubile (comparative more volubile, superlative most volubile)

  1. (chiefly botany) Turning or whirling; winding.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 “volubile” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volubile (plural volubiles)

  1. inconstant, changeable, variable

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volubile (comparative plus volubile, superlative le plus volubile)

  1. voluble

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Latin volūbilis (turning).

Adjective[edit]

volubile (plural volubili)

  1. inconstant, changeable, variable
  2. shifty
  3. fickle, moody

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volūbile

  1. nominative neuter singular of volūbilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of volūbilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of volūbilis

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin volūbilis.

Adjective[edit]

volubile m or f (plural volubiles)

  1. inconstant, variable; changeable
  2. movable; moving

Descendants[edit]

  • French: volubile

References[edit]

  • volubile on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)