See also: col·le, collé, and Colle

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare Italian colla, Portuguese and Spanish cola.

NounEdit

colle f (plural colles)

  1. glue
  2. (France, education) oral examination at a prépa or during the PASS
    Synonym: khôlle
    • 2010, Alexandre Devaux, Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur la prépa scientifique, Dunod, →ISBN, page 79:
      La khôlle (ou colle) est une interrogation orale d'une heure devant un tableau. On vous donne un exercice et vous avez pour mission de le résoudre (même si ce n'est pas le plus important).
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. (by extension, figuratively) conundrum, stumper (difficult question)
    poser une colleto ask a toughie
  4. (college slang) detention
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

colle

  1. first-person singular present indicative of coller
  2. third-person singular present indicative of coller
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of coller
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of coller
  5. second-person singular imperative of coller

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin collem, accusative singular of collis (hill). Cognate with English hill.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔl.le/
  • Hyphenation: còl‧le

NounEdit

colle m (plural colli)

  1. (geomorphology) hill
  2. pass (through hills)
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • colle1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • colle2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔl.le/
  • Hyphenation: còl‧le

NounEdit

colle f

  1. plural of colla

Etymology 3Edit

Contraction of con +‎ le.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkol.le/, /ˌko.le/[1]
  • Hyphenation: cól‧le

ContractionEdit

colle

  1. Contraction of con le; with the
Usage notesEdit
  • While in use in the spoken language, its use is somewhat old-fashioned in the written language.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ colle in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  • colle in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

colle

  1. ablative singular of collis

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek χολή (kholḗ).

NounEdit

colle f (oblique plural colles, nominative singular colle, nominative plural colles)

  1. bile (bodily fluid)