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staithe (dial., esp. north.) landing-stage, wharf. XIV (stath). — ON. *staþwō, stǫð, rel. to OE. stæð = OS. stað, OHG. stad, Goth. staþa (d. sg.) bank, shore :- Gmc. *staþaz, *-am, f. *sta- STAND.

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