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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian scoglio[1], from Vulgar Latin *scoclus (possibly through a Ligurian intermediate), from Latin scopulus, from Ancient Greek σκόπελος (skópelos, lookout place: hence peak, headland, promontory).

NounEdit

escollo m (plural escollos)

  1. reef, shoal
  2. (figuratively) pitfall, stumbling block

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