Station etymology


English word station comes from Latin sto, Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis (Standing, position.)

Etymology of station

Detailed word origin of station

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
*stéh₂tis Proto-Indo-European (ine) Standing, position.
statio Latin (lat) A standing, standing firm, position. Outpost, picket. Station. Watch.
estation Anglo-Norman (xno)
estacioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
station English (en) To put in place to perform a task.. To put in place to perform military duty. (Australia, New Zealand) A very large sheep or cattle farm.. (Newfoundland) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.. (US) A gas station, service station.. (astronomy) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.. [...]

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