שטאַפּל

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *stapulaz, from Proto-Indo-European *stebh (post, stem). Likely borrowed from Low German at some stage; compare German Stapel.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

שטאַפּל (shtaplm, plural שטאַפּלען(shtaplen)

  1. level
    גיין אַראָפּ אויף אַ נידעריגער שטאַפּל
    geyn arop oyf a nideriger shtapl
    To sink to a low level.
  2. degree
  3. rung
    שטאַפּל פֿונעם לייטער
    shtapl funem leyter
    rung of the ladder