scoglio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *scoclus, *scoplus, from Classical Latin scopulus, from Ancient Greek σκόπελος (skópelos, lookout place: hence peak, headland, promontory). The Italian may have been borrowed from or influenced by a northern Italian language form such as Ligurian (cf. scogiu, schêuggio). Compare French écueil and Spanish escollo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scoglio m (plural scogli)

  1. cliff, rock (in the sea); a reef
  2. (figuratively) difficulty, stumbling block
  3. (computing) bug (in a program)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: escolho
  • Spanish: escollo

References[edit]

  1. ^ scoglio in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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