stow


stow
stow (v.) c.1300, verbal use of O.E. noun stow "a place" (common in place names) from P.Gmc. *stowijanan (Cf. O.Fris. sto "place," M.L.G., M.Du., Du. stouwen "to stow," O.H.G. stouwen "to stop, check," Ger. stauen "to stow"), from PIE *stau-, from root *sta- "to stand" (Cf. O.C.S. stavljo "to place," Lith. stoviu "to stand;" see STET (Cf. stet)). The nautical sense of "put away to be stored, pack" (1550s) was enforced by Du. stouwen "to cram, pack up close." Related: Stowed; stowing.

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  • Stow —    STOW, a parish, partly in the county of Selkirk, but chiefly in the county of Edinburgh; containing, with the hamlets of Fountainhall and Killochyett, 1734 inhabitants, of whom 408 are in the village of Stow, 8 miles (N. N. W.) from Galashiels …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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