"ysgol" / "ladder" here, is this a metaphor, or a mistake?
Both meanings of ysgol come from similar Latin words, scala and scola/schola.
That is both very helpful and very interesting, thanks!!!
What do you mean? "Ysgol" means both "School" and "Ladder".
Not in and around the bright lights of Brynaman, where ladder is 'ystol'. Hence my question.
The GPC shows ystol, ysgal as variations of ysgol, but they are perhaps fairly local dialect words.