Stift

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See also: stift and štift

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtɪft/
  • Rhymes: -ɪft
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German stift, steft, from Old High German stift, steft, from Proto-West Germanic *stift, from Proto-Germanic *stiftaz (pin, nail); likely derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *steyp- (stiff, erect), whence also German steif (stiff). Cognate with German Low German Stift.

Noun[edit]

Stift m (strong, genitive Stiftes or Stifts, plural Stifte)

  1. pin (short rod of metal, wood etc., used e.g. for fastening)
    Hyponyms: Holzstift, Metallstift, Kunststoffstift
  2. pencil, pen, stylus; includes all rod-shaped writing implements other than fountain pens, though even these may be included informally
    Hyponyms: Bleistift, Buntstift, Filzstift, Kugelschreiber, Wachsmalstift
  3. (informal, dated) a boy, especially an apprentice
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from stiften; compare Dutch sticht.

Noun[edit]

Stift n (strong, genitive Stiftes or Stifts, plural Stifte or Stifter)

  1. endowed monastery
  2. secular convent
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Further reading[edit]

  • Stift” in Duden online
  • Stift” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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Noun[edit]

Stift m (plural Stift)

  1. pin
  2. pen

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