Origin: Fr < L bolis (gen. bolidis), fiery meteor < Gr, missile, arrow, akin to ballein, to throw: see ball
See bolide in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Latin bolis, bolid-, kind of meteor
Origin: , from Greek, missile, flash (of lightning)
Origin: , from ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.
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