From Middle Dutch stove and/or Middle Low German stove (compare Dutch stoof), possibly from Proto-Germanic *stubō ("room, living room, heated room"), possibly from Vulgar Latin *extūfa, *extūfāre, from Latin ex- + *tūfus, from Ancient Greek τῦφος.
Cognate with Old High German stuba (whence German Stube), Old English stofa, stufbæþ, Old Norse stofa (whence Icelandic stofa ("living room"), Norwegian stove, Danish and Norwegian stue and Swedish stuga). stufa.
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