This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)teyg- (to be sharp, to stab, to goad, to puncture).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit


  1. to stick
  2. to stab

Inflection edit

The present tense forms have the zero grade vowel -i- rather than -ī-.

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References edit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*stekan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 476
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) “*stekanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology[1], Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 373