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bull (2) Explained

bull (2) at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"papal edict," 1297, from L. bulla "sealed document," originally the word for the seal itself, from bulla "round thing, knob," said to be ult. from Gaulish, from PIE *bul- (cf. Lith bule "buttocks," M.Du. puyl "bag"). ///