śal

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See also: Sal, sal, sál, şal, šal, šál, and sâl

Emilian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French jalne from Latin galbinus.
The crime fiction sense derives from the cheap paper used for crime literature, which becomes yellow as it ages.
Compare Italian giallo.

Pronunciation[edit]

un bévar śal
a yellow glass
  • IPA(key): /ˈzal/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: śal

Adjective[edit]

śal (masculine plural śai, feminine śala, feminine plural śali) (Mirandolese)

  1. yellow
  2. (of a story) involving crimes and detective work
    mistēr śalcrime mystery
    cont śalwhodunit tales

Noun[edit]

śal m (plural śai)

  1. the colour yellow
  2. amber, yellow (traffic signals)
  3. mystery, police case
  4. detective fiction, detective novel, detective story; crime fiction; whodunit; pulp fiction

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