stæl-

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *stæl- ‎(theft). Akin to Old English stalu "theft", Old English stalian "to be stealthy", Old English stelan "to steal"

Prefix[edit]

stæl-

  1. Prefix denoting theft, predation, or deception; klepto-
    stæltihtle "a charge of theft"
    stælġiest "thievish guest"
    stælhere "marauding band or army"
    stælhrān "decoy reindeer"