English edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English sale, from Old English sala (act of selling, sale), from Old Norse sala (sale), from Proto-Germanic *salō (delivery), from Proto-Indo-European *selh₁- (to grab).

Noun edit

sale (countable and uncountable, plural sales)

  1. An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
    He celebrated after the sale of company.
  2. (Short for discount sale) The sale of goods at reduced prices.
    They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.
  3. The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sæl (room, hall, castle), from Proto-Germanic *salą (house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (home, dwelling, village). Cognate with West Frisian seal, Dutch zaal, German Saal, Swedish sal, Icelandic salur, Lithuanian sala (village). Doublet of sala and salle. Related also to salon, saloon.

Noun edit

sale (plural sales)

  1. (obsolete) A hall.

Anagrams edit

Afrikaans edit

Noun edit

sale

  1. plural of saal (hall)

Corsican edit

Etymology edit

From Latin salem, accusative of sāl.

Noun edit

sale ?

  1. salt

References edit

  • sale” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Middle French sale, from Old French sale (dull, dirty), from Frankish *salo (dull, dirty grey), from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty). Cognate with Old High German salo (dull, dirty grey), Old English salu (dark, dusky), Old Norse sǫlr (yellowish). More at sallow.

Adjective edit

sale (plural sales)

  1. dirty
    Synonyms: crasseux, malpropre
    Antonyms: net, propre
    Hyponyms: dégoûtant, répugnant, sali, sordide, souillé, terni
  2. bad, unpleasant
    Le prof est capable de me fiche une sale note rien que parce qu’il m’a aperçue en ville le mercredi.
    The teacher can give me a bad grade just because he saw me in town on Wednesday.
  3. vile, despicable
    Synonyms: méprisable, vil
    Hyponyms: dégoûtant, répugnant, sordide
    Un sale typeA vile man.
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Etymology 2 edit

From saler.

Verb edit

sale

  1. inflection of saler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: sà‧le

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin salem.

Noun edit

sale m (plural sali)

  1. salt, sal
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Further reading edit

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

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

sale f pl

  1. plural of sala

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

sale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of salire

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Latin edit

Noun edit

sale

  1. ablative singular of sāl

References edit

  • sale”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sale in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • sale”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • sale”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Old French sale (dull, dirty), from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty).

Adjective edit

sale m or f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dirty

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse sǫðla, from Proto-Germanic *sadulōną.

Verb edit

sale (present tense saler, past tense salte or salet, past participle salt or salet, present participle salende, imperative sal)

  1. (transitive) to saddle

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse sǫðla, from Proto-Germanic *sadulōną.

Verb edit

sale (present tense salar, past tense sala, past participle sala, passive infinitive salast, present participle salande, imperative sale/sal)

  1. (transitive) to saddle

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Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Frankish *sali (dwelling, house, entrance hall).

Noun edit

sale oblique singularf (oblique plural sales, nominative singular sale, nominative plural sales)

  1. room (subsection of a building)

Descendants edit

  • French : salle
  • Norman: salle

Romanian edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

sale

  1. inflection of său:
    1. genitive/dative feminine singular
    2. feminine/neuter plural

Serbo-Croatian edit

Noun edit

sale (Cyrillic spelling сале)

  1. inflection of sala:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsale/ [ˈsa.le]
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Syllabification: sa‧le

Etymology 1 edit

From salir. For the interjection, sale is part of a former rhyming phrase, sale y vale; see valer.

Interjection edit

sale

  1. (Mexico) ok
    Synonyms: (Argentina) dale, vale
Derived terms edit

Verb edit

sale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of salir

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

sale

  1. inflection of salar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Venetian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin sal, salem.

Noun edit

 
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sale f

  1. salt (sodium chloride, non-chemical usage)

Noun edit

sale m (plural sali)

  1. (chemistry) salt