sole

sole
{{11}}sole (adj.) "single," late 14c., from O.Fr. soul (fem. soule), from L. solus "alone," of unknown origin, perhaps related to se "oneself," from PIE reflexive root *swo- (see SO (Cf. so)).
{{12}}sole (n.1) "bottom of the foot," early 14c., from O.Fr. sole, from L. solea "sandal, bottom of a shoe," from solum "bottom, ground, soil," of unknown origin. The verb meaning "to provide with a sole" is recorded from 1560s.
{{12}}sole (n.2) "flatfish," mid-13c., from O.Fr. sole, from L. solea "a kind of flatfish," originally "sandal" (see SOLE (Cf. sole) (n.1)), so called from resemblance of the fish to a sandal.

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