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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 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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