atelier[at′'l yā′; Fr ȧ tə lyā′]
atelier definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Old French astelier ; from astele, a shaving, splinter ; from Vulgar Latin astella ; from Classical Latin assula, diminutive of assis, board
atelier definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Old French astelier, carpenter's shop, from astele, splinter, from Late Latin astella, alteration of Latin astula, diminutive of assis, board.