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Etymology of the English word bolide

the English word bolide
derived from the French word bolide
derived from the French word bolis
derived from the Latin word bolis (kind of meteor)
derived from the Greek word bolis, βολίς (a missile; javelin)
derived from the Greek word ballein, βάλλω (to throw)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *gʷelə-

Date

The earliest known usage of bolide in English dates from the 19th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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