- Also dollas, doll oss.
- unchanged, or dolosse , dolosses, and formerly dolossen.
- 19th century Afrikaans, DutchShow more Etymology unknown; recorded in 19th century Afrikaans (1880) as dollossie knuckle-bone, perhaps adaptation of dobbelos (from Dutch dobbel to gamble + os ox); or from dol mad, wild, or dollen to romp about + os ox; or perhaps adaptation of medical term talus knuckle-bone. Found in modern Xhosa as dolosi dice, divining bones (cf. older Xhosa indawule divining bones).