Meaning of sept et le va in English:

sept et le va

Pronunciation /ˈsɛt (eɪ) lə vɑː/


(also sept-et-la-va)
historical Cards
  • In basset and faro: a cumulative bet in which the player wagers the sum originally staked, plus winnings, twice, and receives seven times the amount of the first stake if the winning card is dealt.


Late 17th century. From French sept-et-le-va from Spanish siete y llevar, with folk-etymological alteration after French sept seven, le the, and va, perhaps 2nd person singular imperative of aller to go.