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See also: étuvé



From Middle French estuve, from Old French estuve. According to the Trésor de la Langue Française, from a Vulgar Latin *extupa, from a verb *extupāre, from ex- + *tupāre, from Ancient Greek τύφω ‎(túphō, to smoke). This word may have originally entered southern Gaul via Marseille before the Roman conquest.

Alternatively Old French estuve ‎(room for steam baths) derives from Medieval Latin *stuba (whence Occitan estuba), from Old Frankish *stuba ‎(room, heated room), from Proto-Germanic *stubō ‎(room, heated room, living room). Cognate with Old High German stupa, stuba (German Stube ‎(room)), Old English stofa, stofu ‎(bathroom, bathhouse), Old Norse stofa (whence Icelandic stofa ‎(living room) and Danish and Norwegian stue). More at stove.


étuve f ‎(plural étuves)

  1. drying oven
  2. sauna
  3. (figuratively) a hot place; an oven
  4. (historical) public baths



  1. first-person singular present indicative of étuver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of étuver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of étuver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of étuver
  5. second-person singular imperative of étuver


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