échelle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French eschale, inherited from Latin scāla. Doublet of escale.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e.ʃɛl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

échelle f (plural échelles)

  1. ladder
  2. scale, proportion, size
  3. (figuratively) ladder
    • 2000, François Icher, La société médiévale, →ISBN, page 134
      Tout en bas de l'échelle de la corporation jurée, il y a d'abord l'apprenti.
      At the bottom of the corporation ladder, there is the apprentice.

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