stig

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See also: Stig and stíg

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stɪɡ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

stig (plural stigs)

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

Synonyms[edit]

See chav.

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stig n (genitive singular stigs, nominative plural stig)

  1. level
  2. degree
  3. stage
  4. point (unit of scoring in a game or competition)
  5. (baseball, cricket) run

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

stig

  1. imperative of stige

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse stígr

Noun[edit]

stig m (definite singular stigen, indefinite plural stigar, definite plural stigane)

  1. alternative form of sti

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

stig

  1. inflection of stiga:
    1. present
    2. imperative

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stīgō, from *stīganą (climb) ( > Old English 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stīġ f (nominative plural stīġa or stīġe)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stiġ n (nominative plural stiġ)

  1. hall, building, sty
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: sty

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to stíga.

Noun[edit]

stig n

  1. step, pace
  2. step (of a ladder)
  3. (plural only) degree, rank

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: stig
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: steg
  • Norwegian Bokmål: steg

References[edit]

  • stig in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

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 to Swedish stiga. See also Old English stig.

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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.

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