still etymology

English word still comes from Latin stiria (Icicle, ice drop.)

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Detailed word origin of still

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stiria Latin (lat) Icicle, ice drop.
stilla Latin (lat) (figuratively) a drop, small quantity. A drop (of a liquid).
still English (eng) (catering) a large water boiler used to make tea and coffee.. (catering) the area in a restaurant used to make tea and coffee, separate from the main kitchen.. A building where liquors are distilled; a distillery.. A device for distilling liquids.

Words with the same origin as still

Descendants of stiria
distil distill out distillable distillery distillment distilment extill stillatitious stillicide