Turkish pronunciation pōl
Etymology [ pOl ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English pol, polle "head, hair of the head" (recorded in English since c.1290), from Middle Low German pol, poll "head" or Middle Dutch pōle "head, top", both from Proto-Germanic *pūliō(n), *pull-, *puls- (“head, top, round”) from Proto-Indo-European *bōul- (“orb, round object, bubble”). Akin to Danish puld "crown of a hat", Swedish dialectal pull "head". Meaning "collection of votes" is first recorded 1625, from notion of "counting heads".