From Middle English flor, flore, from Old English flōr ("floor, pavement, ground, bottom"), from Proto-Germanic *flōrō, *flōrô, *flōraz, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂ros ("floor"), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- ("flat"). Cognate with West Frisian flier ("floor"), Dutch vloer ("floor"), German Flur ("field, floor, entrance hall"), Swedish flor ("floor of a cow stall"), Irish urlár ("floor"), Scottish Gaelic làr ("floor, ground, earth"), Welsh llawr ("floor, ground"), Latin plānus ("level, flat").
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