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Middle English from Old French from Latin statūra stā- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French stature, from Latin statūra.
Their stature is estimated to be about 5 ft.
It is true that the Japanese are shorter in stature than either the Chinese or the Koreans.
The Athapascans of New Mexico are of middle stature, the Pueblo peoples are short.
They were celebrated for their extraordinary stature and strength.
They are short in stature, with little hair on the body and face.
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