Italian scaglia (“a scale, a shell, a ship of marble”).
- A reddish variety of limestone.
From Frankish *skallija (“scale, shell”), from Proto-Germanic *skaljō (“scale, shell, husk”) ( > English shell), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (“to cut, part, sunder, split, divide”).
scaglia f (plural scaglie)
- flake, sliver, scale
- third-person singular present indicative of scagliare
- second-person singular imperative of scagliare