Also Étienne. a family of French printers, book dealers, and scholars, including especially Hen·ri [ahn-ree], /ɑ̃ˈri/, died 1520; his son, Ro·bert [raw-ber], /rɔˈbɛr/, 1503?–59; Henri (son of Robert), 1531?–98.
a French printing firm founded by this family.
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How to use Estienne in a sentence
The Estienne or Etienne family is probably the most important and interesting of the sixteenth century printers of Paris.Printers' Marks | William Roberts
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.
He knew by reputation Henry Estienne, the most celebrated printer of the last century.
Christian entered the printing establishment of Henry Estienne as an apprentice at his twelfth year.
British Dictionary definitions for Estienne
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
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