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First recorded in the 17th century; probably a back-formation from styany (first recorded in the 15th century), which in turn comes from styan plus eye, the former from the Old English stīġend (rising, riser; stye), from the verb stīgan (climb, ascend).

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stye (plural styes)

  1. (medicine) A bacterial infection in the eyelash or eyelid.
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Etymology 2Edit

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stye (plural styes)

  1. Archaic form of sty. (shelter for pigs)

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English stīġ.

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stye

  1. Alternative form of sty (path)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse stigi.

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stye

  1. Alternative form of stie (ladder)