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stir (v.)
Old English styrian "to stir, move; rouse, agitate, incite, urge" (transitive and intransitive), from Proto-Germanic *sturjan (source also of Middle Dutch stoeren, Dutch storen "to disturb," Old High German storan "to scatter, destroy," German stören "to disturb"), from PIE *(s)twer- (1) "to turn, whirl" (see storm (n.)). Related: Stirred; stirring. Stir-fry (v.) is attested from 1959.
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stir (n.)
"commotion, disturbance, tumult," late 14c. (in phrase on steir), probably from a Scandinavian source, such as Old Norse styrr "disturbance, tumult," from the same root as stir (v.)). The sense of "movement, bustle" (1560s) probably is from the English verb.
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stir-crazy (adj.)
1908, from crazy (adj.) + stir (n.) "prison" (1851), probably from Start Newgate (1757), prison in London, later any prison (1823), probably from Romany stardo "imprisoned," related to staripen "a prison." According to Barnhart, mid-19c. sturaban, sturbin "state prison" seem to be transitional forms.
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stirring (n.)
"a beginning to move," mid-14c., verbal noun from stir (v.). Figurative sense by late 14c. Related: Stirrings.
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stirring (adj.)
late 15c., replacing sterand, from Old English styrend "in active motion; animated, rousing,"present-participle adjective from stir (v.). Related: Stirringly.
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bestir (v.)
Old English bestyrian "to heap up," from be- + stir. The original sense apparently is obsolete; the meaning "take brisk or vigorous action" is from c. 1300. Related: Bestirred; bestirring.
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astir (adv.)
"up and about," 1799, Scottish English, from phrase on the stir, or from Scottish asteer; from a- (1) + stir (see stir (v.)). Old English had astyrian, which yielded Middle English ben astired "be stirred up, excited, aroused."
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sturgeon (n.)

c. 1300, from Anglo-French sturgeon, Old French esturjon, from Frankish *sturjo- or another Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *sturjon- (source also of Old High German sturio "sturgeon," Old English styria). Cognate with Lithuanian erškėtras, Russian osetr "sturgeon;" the whole group is of obscure origin, perhaps from a lost pre-Indo-European tongue of northern Europe, or from the root of stir (v.). Medieval Latin sturio, Italian storione, Spanish esturion are Germanic loan-words.

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arouse (v.)
1590s, "awaken, stir to action" (transitive), from a- (1) "on" + rouse. Related: Aroused; arousing.
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bustle (n.1)
"activity, stir, fuss, commotion," 1630s (Milton), from bustle (v.).
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