From *stealcian (“to stalk”) + -ung, from Proto-Germanic *stalkōną (“to be stealthy”), frequentative of Proto-Germanic *stelaną (“to steal”). Akin to Old English bestealcian (“to steal, stalk”).
- the act of going stealthily
- cautious or careful walking; stalking
Declension of stealcung (strong ō-stem)