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probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian melkestφl milking shed in a saeter, from melk milk (from Old Norse mjolk) + stφl milking shed, from Old Norse stöthull
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“Mistal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistal. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.
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