Etymology
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smithy (n.)

"workshop of a smith, blacksmith's shop, forge," c. 1200, smithi, from Old Norse smiðja (cognate with Old English smiððe), from Proto-Germanic *smith-ja-, from PIE smi- (see smith (n.)). Smithery (n.) is from 1620s as "the trade or craft of a smith," 1755 as "shop specializing in wrought-iron work."

updated on January 28, 2023

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