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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian scaglia (a scale, a shell, a ship of marble).

NounEdit

scaglia (uncountable)

  1. A reddish variety of limestone.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *skallija (scale, shell), from Proto-Germanic *skaljō (scale, shell, husk) ( > English shell), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut, part, sunder, split, divide). Compare French écaille.

NounEdit

scaglia f (plural scaglie)

  1. (zoology) scale (keratin piece covering the skin of reptiles and fishes)
    Synonym: squama
  2. flake, sliver
  3. splinter
    Synonym: scheggia

VerbEdit

scaglia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of scagliare
  2. second-person singular imperative of scagliare