Etymology
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foal (n.)

Old English fola "foal, colt," from Proto-Germanic *fulon (source also of Old Saxon folo, Middle Dutch volen, Dutch veulen, Old Norse foli, Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo, German Fohlen, Gothic fula), from PIE *pulo- "young of an animal," suffixed form of root *pau- (1) "few, little."

foal (v.)

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

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of foal from WordNet
1
foal (v.)
give birth to a foal;
the mare foaled
2
foal (n.)
a young horse;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.