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Posted on 04/15/2021 5:42:32 AM PDT by Red Badger
\ ˈpläzh \ Definition of plage
1: the beach of a seaside resort
2: a bright region on the sun caused by the light emitted by clouds of calcium or hydrogen and often associated with a sunspot
Did You Know? The history of plage begins with the Greek word plagios, meaning "sideways" or "oblique," and then moves over to Late Latin as plagia. It arrived on the shores of southern Italy in the form of Italian piaggia and was used of the beaches there. It became plage in French and coasted into the English language in 1888. The word acquired its "bright region of the sun" sense in the mid-20th century.
Examples of plage in a Sentence:
Recent Examples on the Web:
Just weeks after Paris hosted it’s annual Open, models and IT girls have been sporting distinctly Francophile hair accessories fit for a weekend a la plage. — Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski, Joan Smalls and More Take on the Hair Accessory of the Summer," 1 July 2017
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First Known Use of plage:
1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1
History and Etymology for plage French, beach, luminous surface, from Italian piaggia beach, from Late Latin plagia, from Greek plagios oblique
There is a La Plage in Cebu.
Always wondered what that meant... makes sense though...
Biden tends to plage your eyes at news conferences.
Yeah, I know, I know.
I should flox and flail twice a day, but I figger that the assistant removes all that ugly plage every time I go see the dentist. Twice a year.
A plage upon your house!.........................
La plage is ‘the beach’ in French. Pronunciation symbols are odd, like ‘zh’ really sounds more like ‘jz’ (as in Raj) but I guess as in Dr. Zhivago ‘zh’ makes sense. Plazh.
Does Gitmo have a nice plage?
With inmates all in a cage
The guards might use it
And in the sand sit
And in a book turn a page.
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