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sty1 / stī/ • n. a pigpen.• v. (sties, stied) [tr.] archaic keep (a pig) in a sty: the most beggarly place that ever pigs were stied in.sty2 (also stye) • n. (pl. sties / stīz/ or styes) an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid, caused by bacterial infection of the gland at the base of an eyelash.

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sty1, stye inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid. XVII. Deduced from dial. styany (XV), prop. eye affected with a sty (apprehended as sty-on-eye), f. synon. styan (:- OE. stīġend, lit. ‘riser’, prp. used sb. of stīġan rise, ascend, climb) + EYE. OE. str. vb. stīġan corr. to OS., OHG. stīgan (Du. stijgen, G. steigen), ON. stíga, Goth. steigan :- Gmc. *stīʒan, f. *stī́ʒ- *staiʒ- :- IE. *steigh-, *stoigh-, stī́gh- advance, go, rise, repr. by Gr. steíkhein.

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sty2 enclosed place for swine. XIII. repr. OE. *stī (as in stīfearh ‘sty-pig’), perh. identical with stiġ hall, corr. to ON. *stí (in svínstí swine-sty); :- Gmc. *stijam, of which a parallel formation *stijōn is repr. by MLG. stege, MDu. swijnstije, ON. stía pen, fold.