This Proto-Slavic 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-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

From the same root as *stǫpiti (to step, tread). Sorbian forms might instead be derived from Proto-Slavic *stǫpьnь and therefore be cognate to dialectal Russian сту́пень (stúpenʹ, type of footwear).

Noun edit

*stǫpenь m or f

  1. rung, stair, step
    Synonym: *ščeblь

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Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “ступе́нь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress