From Middle English bolle, from Old English bolla, bolle, from Proto-West Germanic *bollā, from Proto-Germanic *bullǭ ("ball, round vessel, bowl").
Cognate with North Frisian bol ("bun, bread roll"), Middle Low German bolle, bole, Dutch bol ("ball, sphere, scoop, dot"), German Bolle ("bulb"), Danish bolle ("bowl, bread roll"), Icelandic bolli ("cup").
From Middle English bowle, boule, from Old French boule ("ball"), from Latin bulla ("bubble, stud, round object"). poll.
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