Stab

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: stab, STAB, and stáb

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stap, stab, from Old High German stab, from Proto-Germanic *stabaz. 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Stab m ‎(genitive Stabs or Stabes, plural Stäbe, diminutive Stäbchen n)

  1. rod, staff
  2. staff (employees)
  3. (heraldry) palet

Declension[edit]

Descendants[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