See also: Scala and scală

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin scāla (ladder). Doublet of scale.

NounEdit

scala (plural scalas or scalae)

  1. Ladder; sequence.
  2. (anatomy) Ladder-like structure in the cochlea of a mammal's ear.
  3. A machine formerly used for reducing dislocations of the humerus.

AnagramsEdit


InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scala (plural scalas)

  1. staircase

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin scāla (stair, staircase, ladder).

NounEdit

scala f (plural scale)

  1. ladder
  2. stair
  3. scale
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • French: scale

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

scala

  1. inflection of scalare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

scala ? (plural scale)

  1. (card games, poker) straight

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *skand-slā, from scandō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scāla f (genitive scālae); first declension

  1. ladder
  2. (plural only) stairs (flight of steps)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scāla scālae
Genitive scālae scālārum
Dative scālae scālīs
Accusative scālam scālās
Ablative scālā scālīs
Vocative scāla scālae

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • scala in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scala in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • scala in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to apply scaling-ladders: scalas admovere (B. C. 3. 63)
    • to scale the walls by means of ladders: positis scalis muros ascendere
  • scala in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • scala in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skalō (shell), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to split, part, divide).

NounEdit

scala f

  1. shell
  2. scale (dish of balance)
  3. bowl

DescendantsEdit