steap

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(Western) Proto-Germanic *staupaz, from Proto-Indo-European *steup- (to push, stick).[1]

Cognate to Old Frisian stap, Middle High German *stouf. The Proto-Indo-European root (and related) has many and varied descendants, including English stub.

Adjective[edit]

stēap

  1. steep

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ steep” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).