A stile (sense 1) over a stone wall




  • From Middle English stile, style, stiȝele, from Old English stiġel, from Proto-West Germanic *stigilu, from Proto-Germanic *stigilō ("entry, entrance, overpass, device for climbing, stile"), equivalent to sty + -le. Cognate with Dutch stegel ("stirrup"), Low German Stegel ("stile"), German Stiegel ("stile").

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