scaglia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian scaglia (a scale, a shell, a ship of marble).

Noun[edit]

scaglia (uncountable)

  1. A reddish variety of limestone.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

scaglia f (plural scaglie)

  1. flake, sliver, scale

Verb[edit]

scaglia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of scagliare
  2. second-person singular imperative of scagliare