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From Old Norse *stigna (become so solid, that you can step thereon), related to stíga.


stengän (preterite stengnä)

  1. (intransitive) solidify, cool, concrete, become tough; of flour. If the flour is good and not frozen, the dough or porridge will stengän well: otherwise it becomes watery[1]
    he djer a se bra, di där mjöle, he stegen so bra
    it swells and is heavy that flour, it thickens so well (when cooking porridge)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rietz, Johan Ernst, “STENGÄN”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 672