scala

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scāla ‎(ladder)

Noun[edit]

scala ‎(plural scalas or scalae)

  1. Ladder; sequence.
  2. (anatomy) Ladder-like structure in the cochlea of a mammal's ear.
  3. A machine formerly used for reducing dislocations of the humerus.

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scala ‎(plural scalas)

  1. staircase

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin scāla ‎(stair, staircase, ladder)

Noun[edit]

scala f ‎(plural scale)

  1. ladder
  2. stair
  3. scale

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

scala

  1. inflection of scalare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *skand-slā, from scandō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scāla f ‎(genitive scālae); first declension

  1. ladder
  2. (plural only) stairs (flight of steps)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scāla scālae
genitive scālae scālārum
dative scālae scālīs
accusative scālam scālās
ablative scālā scālīs
vocative scāla scālae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • scala in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • SCALA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • scala in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to apply scaling-ladders: scalas admovere (B. C. 3. 63)
    • to scale the walls by means of ladders: positis scalis muros ascendere
  • scala in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • scala in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skælo ‎(to split), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *sker- ‎(shear).

Noun[edit]

scāla f

  1. shell
  2. scale (dish of balance)
  3. bowl

Descendants[edit]