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[smith-ee, smith-ee]
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noun, plural smith·ies.
  1. the workshop of a smith, especially a blacksmith.
  2. a blacksmith.
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Origin of smithy

1250–1300; Middle English smithi < Old Norse smithja; akin to Old English smiththe. See smith
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noun plural smithies
  1. a place in which metal, usually iron or steel, is worked by heating and hammering; forge
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Word Origin

Old English smiththe; related to Old Norse smithja, Old High German smidda, Middle Dutch smisse
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Word Origin and History for smithy


"workshop of a smith," c.1300, from Old Norse smiðja (cognate with Old English smiððe), from Proto-Germanic *smith-ja-, from PIE smi- (see smith (n.)).

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