Stab

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See also: stab, STAB, and stáb

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stap, stab, from Old High German stab. Cognate with English staff, Dutch staf, Swedish stav, Old Norse stafr. The meaning co-workers is secondary: in the German word Generalstab (General Staff) the meaning changed from the staff as a symbol of authority to the group of military officers and later to any group of co-workers.[1]

Noun[edit]

Stab m (genitive Stabs or Stabes, plural Stäbe)

  1. rod, staff
  2. staff (employees)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Stab” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

External links[edit]

  • Stab in Duden online