scala

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scāla (ladder)

Noun[edit]

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.

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scala (plural scalas)

  1. staircase

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin scāla (stair, staircase, ladder)

Noun[edit]

scala f (plural scale)

  1. ladder
  2. stair
  3. scale

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

scala

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

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *skand-slā, from scandō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scāla f (genitive scālae); first declension

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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scāla scālae
genitive scālae scālārum
dative scālae scālīs
accusative scālam scālās
ablative scālā scālīs
vocative scāla scālae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • scala in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • scala in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Old High German[edit]

Noun[edit]

scāla f

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