salle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French salle.

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salle (plural salles)

  1. A hall or room used for fencing.
    • 2001, Nick Evangelista, Anita Evangelista, The Woman Fencer
      Your local fencing salle is a good place to relax and unwind and let the cares of the day take a backseat for a while. Meeting someone on the fencing strip, blade in hand, can become your only concern for two or three hours a couple of times a week.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French salle, from Old French sale (a large room, large reception hall), from Frankish *sal (dwelling, house, entrance hall), from Proto-Germanic *salą (dwelling, house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (human settlement, village, dwelling). Cognate with Old High German sal (dwelling, house, entrance hall) (whence German Saal), Old Norse salr (room, hall) (whence Icelandic salur), Old English sæl (room, hall, castle). More at salon.

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salle f (plural salles)

  1. hall
  2. room (in a house)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sale (a large room, large reception hall), from Frankish *sal (dwelling, house, entrance hall), from Proto-Germanic *salą (dwelling, house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (human settlement, village, dwelling).

Noun[edit]

salle f (plural salles)

  1. room

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sale (a large room, large reception hall), from Frankish *sal (dwelling, house, entrance hall), from Proto-Germanic *salą (dwelling, house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (human settlement, village, dwelling).

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salle f (plural salles)

  1. (Jersey) living room