stig

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Believed to have originated from the eponymous character in the book Stig of the Dump (Clive King, Puffin, 1963, ISBN 0140301968.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stig (plural stigs)

  1. (Britain, pejorative) Someone from a poor background, with poor dress sense.

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See chav.

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Faroese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stig n (genitive singular stigs, plural stig)

  1. pace
  2. stair, rung
  3. (dance) step
  4. niveau, level
  5. degree (Celsius etc.)
  6. (sports) score

Declension[edit]

Declension of stig
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative stig stigið stig stigini
accusative stig stigið stig stigini
dative stigi stiginum stigum stigunum
genitive stigs stigsins stiga stiganna

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Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stig n (genitive singular stigs, nominative plural stig)

  1. level syn.
  2. degree syn.
  3. stage syn.
  4. point (unit of scoring in a game or competition)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

stig

  1. imperative of stige

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

stig

  1. present tense of stiga
  2. imperative of stiga

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stīgō, from *stīganą (climb) ( > stīgan). Cognate with Middle Dutch stige, Old High German stiga. A masculine Germanic variant *stīgaz is indicated by Old High German stic (German Steig), Old Norse stígr (Swedish stig).

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Noun[edit]

stīġ f (nominative plural stīġa or stīġe)

  1. path (especially steep or narrow)
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Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: sty

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stiją. Cognate with Old Norse stí (Danish sti).

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stiġ n (nominative plural stiġ)

  1. hall, building, sty
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish stīgher, from Old Norse stígr, from Proto-Germanic *stīgu- or Proto-Germanic *stīgi-. Cognate with Danish sti and German Steig. Related with Swedish stiga. See also stig (Old English).

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Noun[edit]

stig c

  1. path, trail

Declension[edit]

Declension of stig 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stig stigen stigar stigarna
Genitive stigs stigens stigars stigarnas

Verb[edit]

stig

  1. imperative of stiga.