sale

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See also: Sale, salé, Salé, sāle, säle, Säle, șale, såle, and šále

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sale, from Old English sala (act of selling, sale), from Old Norse sala (sale), from Proto-Germanic *salō (delivery), from Proto-Indo-European *selh₁- (to grab).

Noun[edit]

sale (countable and uncountable, plural sales)

  1. An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
    He celebrated after the sale of company.
  2. (Short for discount sale) The sale of goods at reduced prices.
    They are having a clearance sale: 50% off.
  3. The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sæl (room, hall, castle), from Proto-Germanic *salą (house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (home, dwelling, village). Cognate with West Frisian seal, Dutch zaal, German Saal, Swedish sal, Icelandic salur, Lithuanian sala (village). Related also to salon, saloon.

Noun[edit]

sale (plural sales)

  1. (obsolete) A hall.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

sale

  1. plural of saal (hall)

Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin salem, accusative of sāl.

Noun[edit]

sale ?

  1. salt

References[edit]

  • sale” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French sale, from Old French sale (dull, dirty), from Frankish *salo (dull, dirty grey), from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty). Cognate with Old High German salo (dull, dirty grey), Old English salu (dark, dusky), Old Norse sǫlr (yellowish). More at sallow.

Adjective[edit]

sale (plural sales)

  1. dirty
    Synonyms: crasseux, malpropre
    Hyponyms: dégoûtant, répugnant, sali, sordide, souillé, terni
    Antonyms: net, propre
  2. bad, unpleasant
    Le prof est capable de me fiche une sale note rien que parce qu'il m'a aperçue en ville le mercredi.
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  3. vile, despicable
    Un sale typeA vile man.
    Synonyms: méprisable, vil
    Hyponyms: dégoûtant, répugnant, sordide
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Etymology 2[edit]

From saler.

Verb[edit]

sale

  1. inflection of saler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: sà‧le

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin salem, accusative of sāl.

Noun[edit]

sale m (plural sali)

  1. salt, sal
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References[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

sale f pl

  1. plural of sala

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

sale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of salire

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

sale

  1. ablative singular of sāl

References[edit]

  • sale”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sale in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • sale”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • sale”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sale (dull, dirty), from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty).

Adjective[edit]

sale m or f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dirty

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sǫðla, from Proto-Germanic *sadulōną.

Verb[edit]

sale (present tense saler, past tense salte or salet, past participle salt or salet, present participle salende, imperative sal)

  1. (transitive) to saddle

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sǫðla, from Proto-Germanic *sadulōną.

Verb[edit]

sale (present tense salar, past tense sala, past participle sala, passive infinitive salast, present participle salande, imperative sale/sal)

  1. (transitive) to saddle

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *sali (dwelling, house, entrance hall)

Noun[edit]

sale f (oblique plural sales, nominative singular sale, nominative plural sales)

  1. room (subsection of a building)

Descendants[edit]

  • French : salle
  • Norman: salle

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sale

  1. feminine/neuter plural of său

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From salir. For the interjection, sale is part of a former rhyming phrase, sale y vale; see valer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

sale

  1. (Mexico) ok
    Synonyms: (Argentina) dale, vale

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sale

  1. inflection of salar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative
  2. third-person singular present indicative of salir

Venetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sal, salem.

Noun[edit]

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sale f

  1. salt (sodium chloride, non-chemical usage)

sale m (plural sali)

  1. (chemistry) salt

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German sä̂lich, older form of sêlich, from Old Saxon sālig, from Proto-West Germanic *sālīg.

Adjective[edit]

sale

  1. (Christianity) Blessed, saved.
    he han skull få vaḷ sale[so] that he would be saved