still etymology

English word still comes from Proto-Indo-European *stl-, and later Old English stille (Still.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word still. Currently you are viewing the etymology of still with the meaning: (Noun Adjective Adverb) (photography) A photograph, as opposed to movie footage.. (slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands.. A period of calm or silence.. A steep hill or ascent. (not comparable) Having the same [...](photography) A photograph, as opposed to movie footage.. (slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands.. A period of calm or silence.. A steep hill or ascent. (not comparable) Having the same [...]

Detailed word origin of still

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*stl- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*stillijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Making no noise, quiet. Motionless, still. Set in place, fixed.
stille Old English (ang) Still.
stille Middle English (enm)
still English (eng) (photography) A photograph, as opposed to movie footage.. (slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands.. A period of calm or silence.. A steep hill or ascent. (not comparable) Having the same stated quality continuously from a past time. (obsolete) Constant; continual.. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low.. Not effervescing; not sparkling.. Not moving; calm.. Uttering no sound; [...]

Words with the same origin as still

Descendants of *stl-
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