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; most likely derived from the Indo-Aryan root *stī̆p (to project), whence also German steif (stiff), which is a cognate of English stiff; ultimately all from Proto-Indo-European *steypós.

Noun[edit]

Stift m (genitive Stiftes or Stifts, plural Stifte)

  1. pen
  2. (electronics) pin
  3. pin (short metal rod)
  4. pencil (Clipping of Bleistift.)
  5. stylus
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from stiften.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. abbey
  2. monastery
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Further reading[edit]

  • Stift” in Duden online

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Noun[edit]

Stift m (plural Stift)

  1. pin
  2. pen

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