staf

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See also: Staf and Stäf

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

staf (plural stawe)

  1. staff (employees)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑf

Noun[edit]

staf c (plural staven, diminutive staafje n)

  1. staff (stick)

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

staf

  1. indefinite accusative singular of stafur
  2. indefinite dative singular of stafur

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch staf, from Proto-Germanic *stabaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /staf/, [s(ə̆)taf], [s(ə̆)tap̚]
  • Hyphenation: staf

Noun[edit]

staf (first-person possessive stafku, second-person possessive stafmu, third-person possessive stafnya)

  1. staff, employees of a business
    Synonym: personil

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English stæf, from Proto-West Germanic *stab.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /staf/, /staːf/, /ˈstaːv(ə)/

Noun[edit]

staf (plural staves or staven or staffes)

  1. A staff, rod or pole; a relatively long, narrow, and thin object:
    1. A staff used to support one's movement; a crutch.
    2. A blunt or poled weapon; a club or mace.
    3. A clerical staff, often curled; a crozier.
    4. A staff serving as an emblem of authority and rulership.
    5. A bar of a ladder (either vertical or horizontal)
    6. A rod for conveying or transporting items upon.
    7. A staff for blending or mixing ingredients.
  2. (Early Middle English) A letter of the alphabet.
  3. (figuratively) One's nourishment or lifeblood; that which aids one.
  4. (figuratively) A metaphorical arm or weapon; a tool of figurative battle.
  5. (rare) A limb, tillow or twig.
  6. (rare) A measure for area.
  7. (rare) A poetic verse.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: staff, stave
  • Scots: staf, staff
  • Yola: stheeves (plural)

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Old Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stafr.

Noun[edit]

staf m (plural stawæ)

  1. a staff, a rod

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

staf

  1. Obsolete spelling of stav

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