From Middle English historie, from Old French estoire, estorie (French histoire), from Latin historia, from Ancient Greek ἱστορίᾱ ("learning through research"), from ἱστορέω, from ἵστωρ, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- ("see, know"). story, and storey.
Attested in Middle English in 1393 by John Gower, Confessio Amantis, which was aimed at an educated audience familiar with French and Latin.
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