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English

From Old English stocc, from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz (tree-trunk), with modern senses mostly referring either to the trunk from which the tree grows (figuratively, its origin and/or support/foundation), or to a piece of wood, stick, or rod. The senses of "supply" and "raw material" arose from a probable conflation with steck (an item of goods, merchandise).

Dutch

Borrowed from English stock.

French

Borrowed from English stock.

Italian

Borrowed from English stock.

Spanish

Borrowed from English stock.

Swedish

From Old Swedish stokker, from Old Norse stokkr, from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz (tree-trunk).