relais

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French relais. See relay (noun).

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Noun[edit]

relais (plural relais)

  1. (military, historical) A narrow space between the foot of the rampart and the scarp of the ditch, serving to catch any earth that may crumble off or be washed down, and prevent its falling into the ditch.
    • 1803, Essays on the Theory and Practice of the Art of War:
      if the ground is level, the same person may transport the two cube toises to the distance of 15 toises, which in that case is the length of the relais, which makes him go over 10 leagues per day .

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French relaier (Modern French: relayer).

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Noun[edit]

relais m (plural relais)

  1. a horse (or team of horses) that transported a rider or coach etc from one staging post to another
  2. a hotel that is used as a stop on long journeys
  3. (electronics) relay (electromechanical device)
  4. (sports) relay race

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Descendants[edit]

  • Crimean Tatar: rele
  • Czech: relé
  • English: relais
  • Galician: relé
  • Italian: relais, relè
  • Norwegian Bokmål: relé
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: relé
  • Portuguese: relé
  • Spanish: relé

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French relais.

Noun[edit]

relais m (invariable)

  1. relay (electrical)
    Synonym: relè

Further reading[edit]

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

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