Other Word Forms of Easel
Origin of Easel
1596, from Dutch ezel (“easel”), originally “donkey”, from Middle Dutch esel (“donkey”), from Latin asinus (“donkey”); from the comparison of a donkey carrying a burden and putting a painting on a wooden stand.
Dutch ezel ass from Middle Dutch esel from Latin asellus diminutive of asinus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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