Saturday, March 15, 2014

Leaf, in my words + leaves

feol : leaf

The Illunse word for leaf is feol. Feol is a rare last name. In Old English féol means a file (carpenter's tool). In Old English feól is a form of the verb feallan which means to fall, fall down. FEOL is an acronym for Front End Of Line (semiconductor manufacturing).

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for leaf, léaf (leaf, shoot; (plural) foliage; sheet of paper), and the Latin word for leaf, folium (a leaf; a petal; a sheet or leaf of paper).

This is a new word.

feola : leaves

The Illunse word for leaves (nominative plural) is feola. Feola is a unusual last name that can be Italian. Feola is a rare to unusual generally feminine first name.

Leaves in Latin is folia. Leaves in Old English is léaf (same as the singular).

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