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storey (North American also story): a part of a building comprising all the rooms that are on the same level.
Origin: Late Middle English: shortening of Latin historia 'history, story', a special use in Anglo-Latin, perhaps originally denoting a tier of painted windows or sculptures on the front of a building (representing a historical subject).
Both storey and story (and indeed history) come from Latin historia ‘history, story’. A story was initially a historical account or representation, usually involving passages of bible history and legends of the saints. From the 1500s the word was used in connection with fictitious events for the entertainment of people. As for storey, which is essentially the same word, there may have originally been a reference to tiers of painted windows or sculptures used to decorate the front of a building, each one representing a historical subject. So each tier was a different ‘story’ or, once the spelling changed, ‘storey’. Eventually the word came to refer to a level or floor of a building.

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