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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clé f (plural clés)

  1. key (device for unlocking)
  2. 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 *klēyā, substantivization of the adjective *klēyos (left(hand)). Cognate with Scottish Gaelic clì and Welsh cledd.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /clʲeː/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /clʲiː/ (corresponding to the form clí)

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • clé” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “clé” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "clé" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

KarankawaEdit

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NounEdit

clé

  1. water

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ReferencesEdit

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