Definition of follis
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LNS
follis, follis
cf. flo
noun (m., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. A pair of bellows
  2. A playing-ball inflated with wind, a windball
  3. A leathern money-bag
  4. a small piece of money
  5. A cushion or pillow inflated with air, a wind-cushion
  6. the stomach
Abbreviations
follis, is, m. cf. flo. Lit. A pair of bellows: formae, quas vos effici sine follibus et sine incudibus non putatis, Cic. N. D. 1, 20, 54; cf.: folle fabrili flando accenderunt, Liv. 38, 7, 12; Verg. G. 4, 171; id. A. 8, 449: Hor. S. 1, 4, 19; Pers. 5, 11.

— A playing-ball inflated with wind, a windball: ego te follem pugillatorium faciam, et pendentem incursabo pugnis, Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 16: folle decet pueros ludere, folle senes, Mart. 14, 47, 2; 4, 19, 5; cf. folliculus, I. B.

— A leathern money-bag: et tenso folle reverti Inde domum possis, Juv. 14, 281; so Dig. 35, 1, 82; Veg. Mil. 2, 20; Plaut. Aul. 2, 4, 23.

— Transf., a small piece of money: centum folles aeris, Lampr. Heliog. 22: quinquaginta folles petere, Aug. Civ. D. 22, 8; id. adv. Crescent. 3, 29.

— A cushion or pillow inflated with air, a wind-cushion, Lampr. Heliog. 25, 2.

— Transf., the stomach: devorata in follem ventris recondere, Macr. S. 7, 4.

—Poet., puffed cheeks: tunc immensa cavi spirant (causidici) mendacia folles, Juv. 7, 111.
 
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