What's the etymology?

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Hairyloon
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What's the etymology?

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Sorry if this is a silly question, but where does the word "Aire" come from?
I presume it originates from the "Aires de Service" in France, but the direct translation is "Area" and that doesn't make sense on its own.
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Re: What's the etymology? or terminology?

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Aire de Camping car
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Re: What's the etymology?

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Its the word most commonly used to describe a motorcaravan overnight parking or waste point.
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Re: What's the etymology?

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I'd never heard it (apart from in the river) before I happened upon this group.
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Re: What's the etymology?

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Simply "service area" or "Camping Car area"
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