escalier

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French escallier, borrowed (through written form) from Occitan escalier, from Late Latin scālārium (attested in some inscriptions), from substantivation of a plural of scālāris, from Latin scāla (ladder), with the locative suffix -ārium. Replaced the older French degrés and montée in this sense.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.ka.lje/
  • (file)

NounEdit

escalier m (plural escaliers)

  1. step, stair
  2. staircase

escaliers

  1. stairs

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