Last modified on 23 May 2014, at 20:45
See also: štap

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

stap (third-person singular simple present staps, present participle stapping, simple past and past participle stapped)

  1. (obsolete) Eye dialect spelling of stop.

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly a borrowing from Germanic *stabaz, compare Old English stæf, Dutch staf, German Stab, Swedish stav, all meaning 'stick, staff'.

NounEdit

stap m

  1. stick, staff
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Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

NounEdit

stap

  1. female goat
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Stap. Capra.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stap m (plural stappen, diminutive stapje n)

  1. step

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VerbEdit

stap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stappen
  2. imperative of stappen

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Presumably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *steup- (to push, stick), which is the root of many such words in Germanic languages; see steep.

VerbEdit

tae stap (third-person singular simple present staps, present participle stappin, simple past stappeet, past participle stappeet)

  1. (South Scots) to push (something into something); to force (something into something)

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English stop

VerbEdit

stap

  1. To be
    Balus i stap long graun. The airplane is on the ground.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:26 (translation here):
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Nau yumi wokim ol manmeri bai ol i kamap olsem yumi yet. Bai yumi putim ol i stap bos bilong ol pis na ol pisin na bilong olgeta kain animal na bilong olgeta samting bilong graun.”

ParticleEdit

stap

  1. Used to form the progressive tense.
    Em i go i stap. He is going.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:9 (translation here):
      Namel long dispela gaden i gat wanpela diwai i stap, em diwai bilong givim laip.


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See alsoEdit

Tok Pisin tense markers: