estafette

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French estafette, from Italian staffetta, diminutive of staffa (stirrup)

Noun[edit]

estafette (plural estafettes)

  1. (obsolete) A dispatch rider, especially military; a mounted courier.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French estafette, from Italian staffetta. First attested in the seventeenth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛs.taːˈfɛ.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: es‧ta‧fet‧te

Noun[edit]

estafette f (plural estafettes, diminutive estafettetje n)

  1. relay race

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Frisian: estafette
  • Indonesian: estafet

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian staffetta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

estafette f (plural estafettes)

  1. courier
  2. (military) dispatch rider

Descendants[edit]

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