colle

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See also: col·le, collé, and Colle

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare Italian colla, Portuguese and Spanish cola.

Noun[edit]

colle f (plural colles)

  1. glue
  2. (France, education) oral examination at a prépa or during the PASS
    Synonym: khôlle
    • 2010, Alexandre Devaux, Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur la prépa scientifique, Dunod, →ISBN, page 79:
      La khôlle (ou colle) est une interrogation orale d'une heure devant un tableau. On vous donne un exercice et vous avez pour mission de le résoudre (même si ce n'est pas le plus important).
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. (by extension, figuratively) conundrum, stumper (difficult question)
    poser une colleto ask a toughie
  4. (college slang) detention
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

colle

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin collem, accusative singular of collis (hill). Cognate with English hill.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔl.le/
  • Hyphenation: còl‧le

Noun[edit]

colle m (plural colli)

  1. (geomorphology) hill
  2. pass (through hills)
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • colle1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • colle2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔl.le/
  • Hyphenation: còl‧le

Noun[edit]

colle f

  1. plural of colla

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of con +‎ le.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkol.le/, /ˌko.le/[1]
  • Hyphenation: cól‧le

Contraction[edit]

colle

  1. Contraction of con le; with the
Usage notes[edit]
  • While in use in the spoken language, its use is somewhat old-fashioned in the written language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ colle in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  • colle in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

colle

  1. ablative singular of collis

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek χολή (kholḗ).

Noun[edit]

colle f (oblique plural colles, nominative singular colle, nominative plural colles)

  1. bile (bodily fluid)