écueil

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle French escueil, from Old Provençal escueyll, from Vulgar Latin *scoclu, from Latin scopulus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

écueil m (plural écueils)

  1. (shallow) reef, shelf
  2. (figuratively) pitfall, stumbling block
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