Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French estage (see below).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

estage m (plural estages)

  1. level (floor of a building, etc.)
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      sur lequel engien avoit trois estages, et sur chascun estage povoient vingt arbalestriers
      Upon which contraption there were three levels, and upon each level twenty crossbowmen could fit
  2. house; building; abode
  3. stay; stopover
  4. rent (money paid for the hiring of a property)
  5. size; stature

DescendantsEdit

  • French: étage, stage

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

ester +‎ -age, from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō. Alternatively, possibly from an intermediate Vulgar Latin *stāticum, also from stō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

estage m (oblique plural estages, nominative singular estages, nominative plural estage)

  1. house; dwelling; lodging
  2. room (in a house or dwelling)
  3. house; building; abode
  4. stay; stopover
  5. size; stature

DescendantsEdit

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