See also: stab, STAB, stáb, and štab

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German stap, stab, from Old High German stab, from Proto-Germanic *stabaz. Cognate with English staff, Dutch staf, Swedish stav, Old Norse stafr. The meaning co-workers is secondary: in the German word Generalstab (General Staff) the meaning changed from the staff as a symbol of authority to the group of military officers and later to any group of co-workers.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʃtaːp]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːp

NounEdit

Stab m (genitive Stabs or Stabes, plural Stäbe, diminutive Stäbchen n)

  1. rod, staff
  2. staff (employees)
  3. (heraldry) palet

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DescendantsEdit

  • Polish: sztab m
  • Russian: штаб m (štab)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989) , “Stab”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • Stab” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Stab in Duden online