stien

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stien c

  1. definite singular of sti

Elfdalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse steinn, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *steyh₂-.

Noun[edit]

stien m

  1. stone

Inflection[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English stīgan, from Proto-Germanic *stīganą, from Proto-Indo-European *stéygʰeti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstiːən/, /ˈstɛi̯ən/

Verb[edit]

stien

  1. To travel vertically; to ascend or descend:
    1. To drop or tumble downwards; to descend not of one's volition.
    2. To rise or move upwards; to move into the sky:
      1. (figuratively) To aim to increase one's knowledge or virtue.
      2. (figuratively) To increase one's position in society.
      3. (figuratively) To intensify, strengthen, or to be magnified.
      4. (figuratively, rare) To become apparent mentally; to realise.
      5. (rare) To revolt; be angry, protest.
      6. (rare) To get up; to rise from a seat or bed.
    3. To move up a vertical surface; to scale.
    4. To begin to ride; to ascend on to.
    5. (religion) To enter heaven by ascension.
  2. To go or travel towards; to journey or venture.
  3. (rare) To arrive; to make an entrance into.
  4. (rare) To exist or reach upwards.

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sty (obsolete)

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

stien m

  1. definite singular of sti

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

stien m

  1. definite singular of sti

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian stēn, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *steyh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stien c (plural stiennen, diminutive stientsje)

  1. stone

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • stien”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011