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[Spanish faw-lee-ah]
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noun, plural fo·lí·as [Spanish faw-lee-ahs] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑs/.
  1. an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.
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Origin of folía

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


  1. the plural of folium
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