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[es-tyen] /ɛsˈtyɛn/
Also, Étienne. a family of French printers, book dealers, and scholars, including especially Henri
[ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA)
died 1520; his son, Robert
[raw-ber] /rɔˈbɛr/ (Show IPA)
1503?–59; Henri, (son of Robert), 1531?–98.
a French printing firm founded by this family. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Estienne
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  • The Estienne or Etienne family is probably the most important and interesting of the sixteenth century printers of Paris.

    Printers' Marks William Roberts
  • Estienne was, next to Aldo Manuzio of Venice, the most learned of printers, and deserves to be held in due reverence.

  • For real scholarly merit the editions of Gryphius or Estienne are much to be preferred, but this makes no difference.

    Book Collecting John Herbert Slater
  • All the Estienne household, even the children, conversed in Latin, and the very servants are said to have grown used to it.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • His family name was Estienne, but, according to the fashion of the time, he used the Latin form of the word.

    Books Fatal to Their Authors P. H. Ditchfield
  • Estienne's goodness of heart as well as his knowledge were matters of common repute.

  • These are the famous royal types—typi regii—as Estienne did not fail to indicate on the title-pages of his works.

    The Printed Book Henri Bouchot
  • Though they printed for the King, both Naebor and Estienne had their own private printing offices.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • On the other hand, the Estienne, Giunta, and Plantin presses are comparatively neglected.

    Book Collecting John Herbert Slater
British Dictionary definitions for Estienne


/French etjɛn/
a family of French printers, scholars, and dealers in books, including Henri (ɑ̃ri), ?1460–1520, who founded the printing business in Paris, his son Robert (rɔbɛr), 1503–59, and his grandson Henri, 1528–98
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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