Step: (word from the Dutch stapel which means "warehouse").
In the Middle Ages, it was the place where merchants had to settle to sell their goods, hence the feeling of counter, trade warehouse.
In the XNUMXth century, the word stage also referred to the store where the food for passing troops was stored. Then the stage becomes the place where the wine is stored in town. It is there, in vast cellars on the outskirts of towns, that broker-measurers come...
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