étape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French étape, from Middle French estappe, from Old French estaple (warehouse; a place where merchants bring their wares to be sold), from Middle Dutch stapel (warehouse; market). More at staple.

Noun[edit]

étape (plural étapes)

  1. A public storehouse.
  2. Supplies issued to troops on the march.
  3. (by extension) The place where troops on the march halt overnight.
  4. (by extension) The distance marched during a day.
  5. (historical) In Russia, a prison or stockade for the confinement of prisoners in transit.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch stapel.

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Noun[edit]

étape f (plural étapes)

  1. stage, stop (on a journey)
  2. leg (of race)
  3. (figuratively) step, stage

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