sale

sale

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /seɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: sail

Etymology 1

From Middle English sale, sal, from Old English sæl (room, hall, castle), from Proto-Germanic *salą (house, hall), from Proto-Indo-European *sol-, *sel- (home, dwelling, village). Cognate with West Frisian seal, Dutch zaal, German Saal, Swedish sal, Icelandic salur, Lithuanian sala (village). Related also to salon, saloon.

Noun

sale (plural sales)

  1. (obsolete) A hall.

Etymology 2

From Middle English sale, from Old English sala (act of selling, sale), from Old Norse sala (sale), from Proto-Germanic *salō (delivery), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (to grab).

Noun

sale (plural sales)

  1. An exchange of goods or services for currency or credit.
  2. The sale of goods at reduced prices.
  3. The act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder.
Troponyms
  • (selling of goods at reduced prices): cut-rate sale, sales event
  • (act of putting up for auction to the highest bidder): auction, public sale
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • purchase

Anagrams

  • ELAS, Elsa, LAEs, LEAs, SEAL, Seal, Sela, aels, ales, lase, leas, seal

Afrikaans

Noun

sale

  1. plural of saal (hall)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sal/
  • Homophone: salle

Etymology 1

From Middle French sale, from Old French sale (dull, dirty), from Frankish *salo (dull, dirty grey), from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty). Cognate with Old High German salo (dull, dirty grey), Old English salu (dark, dusky), Old Norse sǫlr (yellowish). More at sallow.

Adjective

sale (plural sales)

  1. dirty
Derived terms
Related terms
  • salopard
  • salope

Etymology 2

From saler

Verb

sale

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of saler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of saler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of saler
  5. second-person singular imperative of saler

Further reading

  • “sale” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsale/, [ˈsaː.le]
  • Hyphenation: sà‧le

Etymology 1

From Latin sāl, salem (salt), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂l-.

Noun

sale m (plural sali)

  1. salt, sal
Derived terms
Related terms

Etymology 2

Noun

sale f pl

  1. plural of sala

Etymology 3

Verb

sale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of salire

Anagrams

  • elsa
  • lesa

Latin

Noun

sale

  1. ablative singular of sāl

References

  • sale in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sale in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • sale in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • sale in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Norman

Etymology

From Old French sale (dull, dirty), from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (dusky, dark, muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *salw-, *sal- (dirt, dirty).

Adjective

sale m or f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dirty

Derived terms

  • sale maladie (venereal disease)

Norwegian

Verb

sale

  1. To saddle (attach a saddle to a horse)

Old French

Noun

sale f (oblique plural sales, nominative singular sale, nominative plural sales)

  1. room (subsection of a building)
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      [] que la soe amie
      Est la plus bele de la sale[.]
      - [] The his wife
      Is the most beautiful in the room

Descendants

  • French : salle
  • Norman: salle

Spanish

Etymology

From salir. For the interjection, sale is part of a former rhyming phrase, sale y vale; see valer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsale/

Interjection

sale

  1. (Mexico) ok

Synonyms

  • dale (Argentina)
  • vale

Verb

sale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of salir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of salir.

Venetian

Alternative forms

  • sal

Etymology

From Latin sal, salem.

Noun

sale f

  1. salt (sodium chloride, non-chemical usage)

sale m (plural sali)

  1. (chemistry) salt

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