escalera

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin scālāria, from Latin scālae (stairs).

Noun[edit]

escalera f (plural escaleres)

  1. ladder (climbing tool)

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin scālāria, from Latin scālae (stairs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escalera f (plural escaleras)

  1. stairway; steps, stairs
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 18v. b.
      Nõ ſubas cõ eſcalera ſobre myo altar q̃ non ſe deſcubra to cuerpo ſobre myo altar
      Do not go up by steps unto my altar, do not let your body be exposed over my altar.
    • Idem, f. 46v. b.
      e veno en viſion dela noch q̃ vedia una eſcalera q̃ eſtaua ſobre la tierra e el cabo tenia ſobre los cielos eangeles de nr̃o ſennor ſubiã e deſcendian.
      In the night came a vision where he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to the heavens, and the angels of the Lord were ascending and descending it.

Descendants[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish escalera, from Late Latin scālāria, from Latin scālae (steps).

Noun[edit]

escalera f (plural escaleras)

  1. stairs
  2. ladder
  3. (poker) straight

Related terms[edit]