From Middle English stel, stele, from Old English stīele, from Proto-Germanic *stahliją ("something made of steel"), enlargement of *stahlą, from Proto-Germanic *stah- or *stag-, from Proto-Indo-European *stak- ("to stay, to be firm") (compare Umbrian stakaz ("upright, erected"), Avestan 𐬯𐬙𐬀𐬑𐬭𐬀 ("strong"), Sanskrit स्तकति ("resist, strike against")), related to Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- ("to stand").
From French Bastille (a French prison).
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