plural -s

Word History


French, alteration (resulting from incorrect division of l'aprêle) of (assumed) earlier aprêle, from Old French asprele, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin asperella (whence Italian asprella, sprella), from Latin asper rough + -ella

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“Prêle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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