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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *scoclus, *scoplus, from Classical Latin scopulus, from Ancient Greek σκόπελος (skópelos, lookout place: hence peak, headland, promontory). The Italian may have been borrowed from or influenced by a northern Italian language form such as Ligurian (cf. scogiu, schêuggio). Compare French écueil and Spanish escollo.

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NounEdit

scoglio m (plural scogli)

  1. cliff, rock (in the sea); a reef
  2. (figuratively) difficulty, stumbling block
  3. (computing) bug (in a program)

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  1. ^ scoglio in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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