aiguille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aiguille ‎(needle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈeɪɡwiː/, /ˈeɪɡwɪl/

Noun[edit]

aiguille ‎(plural aiguilles)

  1. A needle-shaped peak. [from 19th c.]
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein:
      Mont Blanc, the supreme and magnificent Mont Blanc, raised itself from the surrounding aiguilles, and its tremendous dome overlooked the valley.
  2. An instrument for boring holes, used in blasting.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *acūcula, *acucla, from Latin acus.

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Noun[edit]

aiguille f ‎(plural aiguilles)

  1. (botany, costumery, medicine) needle
  2. needle (of compass); hand (of watch); spire (of church)
  3. (railway) point (UK), switch (US)

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Verb[edit]

aiguille

  1. first-person singular present indicative of aiguiller
  2. third-person singular present indicative of aiguiller
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of aiguiller
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of aiguiller
  5. second-person singular imperative of aiguiller

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