See also: CLE and cle

FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French clef, from Old French clef, from Latin clāvem, accusative singular of clāvis, from Proto-Italic *klāwis, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kleh₂w-. According to Bescherelle, the spelling clé had replaced clef by 1845.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clé f (plural clés)

  1. key (device for unlocking)
    • 2015, Zaz, Si jamais j'oublie
      Et s'il me prend l'envie d' m'en aller, enferme-moi et jette la clé.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (figuratively) key (essential attribute)
    La différence est la clé de l'existence.
    Difference is the key to existence.
  3. wrench, spanner

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish clé, from Proto-Celtic *kliyā, substantivization of the adjective *kliyos (left(hand)). Cognate with Scottish Gaelic clì, Welsh cledd and Breton kleiz (all "left").

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clé f (genitive singular clé)

  1. left (side opposite right)

DeclensionEdit

  • Archaic dative singular: clí

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clé chlé gclé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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KarankawaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

clé

  1. water

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Anthony P. Grant, Karankawa Linguitic Materials, Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 19, number 2 (1994)

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *kliyos.

AdjectiveEdit

clé

  1. left

InflectionEdit

io/iā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative clé clé clé
Vocative clí
Accusative clé clí
Genitive clí clé clí
Dative clíu clí clíu
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative clí clí
Vocative clí
clíu*
Accusative clí
clíu*
Genitive clé
Dative cléib
Notes * when substantivized

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Irish: clé

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
clé chlé clé
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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