[fohl] /foʊl/

a young horse, mule, or related animal, especially one that is not yet one year of age.
verb (used with or without object)
to give birth to (a colt or filly).
the young of a horse or related animal
to give birth to (a foal)

Old English fola “foal, colt,” from Proto-Germanic *fulon (cf. Old Saxon folo, Middle Dutch and Dutch veulen, Old Norse foli, Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo, German Fohlen, Gothic fula), from PIE *pulo- “young of an animal” (cf. Greek polos “foal,” Latin pullus “a young animal,” Albanian pele “mare”), from root *pau- “few, little” (see few).

“give birth (to a foal),” late 14c., from foal (n.). Related: Foaled; foaling.


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