steeg

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /steːx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: steeg
  • Rhymes: -eːx

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch steech, stege, from Old Dutch steyga, *stega (stairway), from Proto-Germanic *stigǭ (staircase; ladder). Cognate with Middle Low German stēge, Old High German stega. More distantly related to Old High German steiga (from Proto-Germanic *staigō-) and German Steg (from Proto-Germanic *stiga-).

Noun[edit]

steeg f (plural stegen, diminutive steegje n)

  1. An alleyway; a lane (between walls, fencing, etc.); a bystreet.
    Ze wachtten hem op in een steegje.
    They awaited him in an alley.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: steeg

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

steeg

  1. singular past indicative of stijgen

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