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Mid 16th century, via French from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bilis.

Noun

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bile

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bile (-)
  1. (biochemistry) A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion.
  2. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
  3. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.

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Noun

bile f. (plural bili)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) bile

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Scottish Gaelic

Noun

bile f., gen bile, pl. bilean

  1. A lip of the mouth.
    Thàinig faite-gàire bheag gu a bhilean. — A small smile came to her lips.

Turkish

Conjunction

bile

  1. neither, even

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