stool

stool
stool (n.) O.E. stol "seat for one person," from P.Gmc. *stolaz (Cf. O.Fris. stol, O.N. stoll, O.H.G. stuol, Ger. Stuhl "seat," Goth. stols "high seat, throne"), from PIE *sta-lo-, locative of root *sta- "to stand" (Cf. Lith. pa-stolas "stand," O.C.S. stolu "stool;" see STET (Cf. stet)).
Originally used of thrones (Cf. cynestol "royal seat, throne"); change of meaning began with adoption of chair from French, which relegated stool to small seats without arms or backs, then "privy" (early 15c.) and thence to "bowel movement" (1530s).

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Synonyms:
(without a back) / (from the bowels),


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  • stool — [stu:l] n [: Old English; Origin: stol] 1.) a seat that has three or four legs, but no back or arms ▪ a bar stool 2.) medical a piece of solid waste from your ↑bowels …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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