Stock

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See also: stock, Stöck, -stock, and stock-

Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stoc, from Old High German stoc, from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz.

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Stock m (plural Stöck or Stäck, diminutive Stöckelche or Stäckelche)

  1. (most dialects) stick; staff
  2. (most dialects) floor; storey; level

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  • The inflected forms with -ö- are Ripuarian, those with -ä- are Moselle Franconian.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stoc, from Old High German stoc, from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz..

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Noun[edit]

Stock m (genitive Stocks or Stockes, plural Stöcke or Stöcker, diminutive Stöckchen n)

  1. stick, staff, broken-off twig
  2. floor, storey (UK), story (US), level
    im dritten Stockon the third floor (UK counting)/fourth floor (US counting)
  3. stock, supply (but only in commercial terminology and much less common than in English)
  4. (card games) stock of undealt cards
  5. the entirety of roots of a plant; stock
  6. (short for Bienenstock) hive; beehive

Usage notes[edit]

  • The standard plural is Stöcke.
  • The alternative plural Stöcker is used in northern and eastern Germany (chiefly in colloquial usage).
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