Fake Etymologies

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stu‧di‧o, n. /ˈstudiˌoʊ/

From Spanish estudiar, meaning “to isolate oneself.” (“To study” is a derived meaning in English.) A studio was a place where an artist could go to shut himself out from the world. Modern usage of “movie studio” or “motion picture studio” refers to shutting out external light and sounds.