an ornamental case for small articles, as needles
Origin of etuiFrench étui from Old French estui from estuier, to place in a cover, enclose from Vulgar Latin an unverified form studiare, to treat with care from Classical Latin studium: see study
A small, usually ornamental case for holding articles such as needles.
Origin of etuiFrench from Old French estui prison from estuier to guard from Vulgar Latin estudiāre to treat carefully from Latin studium study ; see study .
- Alternative spelling of étui.