folía

folía

[Spanish faw-lee-ah]
noun, plural folías [Spanish faw-lee-ahs] .
an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.

Origin:
1780–85; < Spanish folía or Portuguese folia literally, madness, folly ≪ Old Provençal, equivalent to fol foolish, mad + -ia -y3; see fool1, folly

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folia (ˈfəʊlɪə)
 
n
the plural of folium

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