From Old Norse stofa, cognate with English stove and German Stube. There is a similar word in Romance: French étuve, Old French estuve, Medieval Latin stupha. This word may be a loan from Proto-Germanic *stubō (“heated room”), but the Germanic word may also be an early loan from Vulgar Latin *extūfa, derived from a verb *extūfō (hence Italian stufare (“to stew”)), a compound with Ancient Greek τύφω (túphō, “to smoke”).
- to stow (something)
See stue (Bokmål) for other terms.
- “stue” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
- plural of