comptoir

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French comptoir, comtoir, contoir (also comptoer, contoer, comptouer, contouer), from compter, conter (to count) + -oir (instrument suffix) calquing earlier Medieval Latin computōrium. Synchronically compter +‎ -oir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.twaʁ/
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Noun[edit]

comptoir m (plural comptoirs)

  1. A counter, countertop, as of a store or bank.
    comptoir de crème glacéeice cream counter
  2. A trading post in overseas colonies.

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