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folía

[Spanish faw-lee-ah] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑ/
noun, plural folías
[Spanish faw-lee-ahs] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.
Origin of folía
1780-1785
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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British Dictionary definitions for folía

folia

/ˈfəʊlɪə/
noun
1.
the plural of folium
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