ardoise

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vernacular Late Latin of Northern France *ardesia, possibly from Gaulish root *ard(u)- (high, in altitude), found also in Ardu-enna (the Ardennes), a region where slate has been quarried for centuries.

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Noun[edit]

ardoise f (plural ardoises)

  1. slate
  2. a small, portable chalkboard
  3. (figuratively) an unpaid bill

Adjective[edit]

ardoise (invariable)

  1. Similar in color to slate, a dark gray between neutral or blueish.
gris ardoise colour:    
bleu ardoise colour:    

Verb[edit]

ardoise

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

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