bole (n.) early 14c., from O.N. bolr "tree trunk," from P.Gmc. *bulas (Cf. M.Du. bolle "trunk of a tree"), from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (Cf. Gk. phyllon "leaf," phallos "swollen penis;" L. flos "flower," florere "to blossom, flourish," folium "leaf;" O.Prus. balsinis "cushion;" O.N. belgr "bag, bellows;" O.E. bolla "pot, cup, bowl;" O.Ir. bolgaim "I swell," blath "blossom, flower," bolach "pimple," bolg "bag;" Bret. bolc'h "flax pod;" Serb. buljiti "to stare, be bug-eyed;" Serbo-Cr. blazina "pillow").

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