clé

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See also: CLE

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • clef (less common)

Etymology[edit]

According to Bescherelle, the spelling clé had replaced clef by 1845. Middle French clef < Old French clef < Latin clāvem, accusative singular clāvis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clé f (plural clés)

  1. key (device for unlocking)
  2. key (essential attribute)
    La différence est la clé de l'existence.
    Difference is the key to existence.
  3. wrench, spanner

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clé f (genitive clé)

  1. left (side opposite right)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
clé chlé gclé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.