étoile

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See also: etoile and étoilé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French étoile. Doublet of estoile and stella.

Noun[edit]

étoile (plural étoiles)

  1. (ballet) The leading ballet dancer (male or female) in a company

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Bourguignon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stella.

Noun[edit]

étoile f (plural étoiles)

  1. star

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French estoile, from Old French estoile, esteile, from Latin stēlla, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Doublet of Estelle.

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Noun[edit]

étoile f (plural étoiles)

  1. star
  2. (heraldry) mullet
  3. (farming) a white mark on the forehead of a horse or bull
    • 1881, Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne, “étoile”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes[1], volume 1, Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 814:
      صَبْحَة (M), صُبْحَة (Bc), étoile, marque blanche sur le front d’un cheval ou d’un taureau, pelote.
      … a white mark on the forehead of a horse or bull

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Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: zetwal
  • Mauritian Creole: zetwal
  • Seychellois Creole: zetwal
  • English: étoile, etoile
  • Italian: étoile

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French étoile (star), from Middle French estoile, from Old French estoile, esteile, from Latin stēlla, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, a diminutive of Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr, derived from the root *h₂eHs- (to burn, to glow).
Doublet of stella.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

étoile f (invariable)

  1. (ballet) étoile (leading dancer)

References[edit]

  • etoile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana