stig

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Believed to have originated from the eponymous character in the book Stig of the Dump (Clive King, Puffin, 1963, ISBN 0140301968).

Noun[edit]

stig (plural stigs)

  1. (UK, pejorative) someone from a poor background, with a poor dress sense

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See chav

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Faroese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stig n (genitive singular stigs, plural stig)

  1. pace
  2. stair, rung
  3. (dance) step
  4. niveau, level
  5. degree (Celsius etc.)
  6. (sports) score

Declension[edit]

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stig stigið stig stigini
Accusative stig stigið stig stigini
Dative stigi stiginum stigum stigunum
Genitive stigs stigsins stiga stiganna

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Noun[edit]

stig n (genitive singular stigs, nominative plural stig)

  1. level syn.
  2. degree syn.
  3. stage syn.
  4. point (unit of scoring in a game or competition)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

stig

  1. imperative of stige

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stīgō, from *stīganą (climb) ( > stīgan). Cognate with Middle Dutch stige, Old High German stiga. A masculine Germanic variant *stīgaz is indicated by Old High German stic (German Steig), Old Norse stígr (Swedish stig).

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Noun[edit]

stīġ f

  1. path (especially steep or narrow)
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Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: sty

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stiją. Cognate with Old Norse stí (Danish sti).

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Noun[edit]

stiġ n

  1. hall, building, sty
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish stīgher (Old Norse stígr), from Proto-Germanic *stīgu- or Proto-Germanic *stīgi-. Cognate with Danish sti and German Steig. Related with Swedish stiga. See also stig (Old English).

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Noun[edit]

stig c

  1. path, trail

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Verb[edit]

stig

  1. imperative of stiga.