Origin of staddleMiddle English stadel from Old English stathol, akin to German stadel, barn: for Indo-European base see stand
Origin of staddleMiddle English stathel from Old English stathol ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present staddles, present participle staddling, simple past and past participle staddled)
- To form staddles of hay.
- (forestry) to mark a sapling to be spared during a cut down of trees
From Middle English stathel, from Old English staÃ¾ol (“foundation, base, support, position, site, estate"), from Proto-Germanic *staÃ¾ulaz (“position, standing"), from Proto-Indo-European *stÄ-, *sth- (“to stand"). Cognate with Middle Low German stadel (“barn"), German Stadel (“ground, croft, stall, shed"), Old Danish stedel (“ground, croft"), Icelandic stÃ¶Ã°ull (“position"). More at stand.