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Follis is Latin for:

  1. bellows
  2. purse, sack, money bag
  3. a small value coin
  4. an inflated ball
  5. paunch, belly
  6. puffed cheeks

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰolǵʰnis, o-grade i-stem derivative of *bʰelǵʰ- (“to swell”). Cognates include बर्हिस् (barhís, “straw, sacrificial straw”), Old English belġ (“bulge, bag, purse”) (English belly) and belġan (“to swell with anger”), Old Prussian balsinis (“cushion”) and Old Irish bolg (“belly; bag; bellows”).




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