storey

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From Middle English story, from Medieval Latin historia (narrative), from Latin, possibly from narratives painted on medieval buildings.

Alternative etymology derives Middle English story from Old French *estoree (a thing built, building), from estoree (built), feminine past participle of estorer (to build), from Latin instaurare (to construct, build, erect).

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storey (plural storeys)

  1. (obsolete) A building; an edifice.
  2. A floor or level of a building or ship.
    For superstitious reasons, many buildings number their 13th storey as 14, bypassing 13 entirely.
  3. (typography) A vertical level in certain letters, such as a and g.
    The IPA symbol for a voiced velar stop is the single-storey Opentail g.svg, not the double-storey Looptail g.svg.

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