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English

From Middle English schambyll, shamyll, schamel, from Old English sċeamol, scamol (bench, stool), from Proto-Germanic *skamulaz, *skamilaz, from Latin scamellum, a variant of scabellum (footstool). Cognate with Dutch schemel (footstool, bench), German Schemel (stool), Danish skammel (stool). Icelandic skemill (footstool).