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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sə.mɛl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

semelle f (plural semelles)

  1. sole (of a shoe)
  2. bit, iota
  3. (railway) base plate pad
  4. bedplate (of machine)
  5. running surface (of ski)

Derived termsEdit

  • Manger de la semelle ; "C'est de la semelle !" : Used to qualify an untender meat.

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