Saturday, March 15, 2014
Leaf, in my words + leaves
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).