GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German stam, from Old High German stam, from Proto-Germanic *stamnaz, *stamniz, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand, stay). Cognate with English stem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃtam/
  • Rhymes: -am
  • (file)

NounEdit

Stamm m (strong, genitive Stammes or Stamms, plural Stämme)

  1. tree trunk, main stem of a plant (but never used of thin stalks or twigs)
  2. (ethnography) tribe
  3. (linguistics) stem (of a word)
  4. (biology) phylum
  5. (microbiology) strain (of bacteria, etc.)

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HunsrikEdit

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NounEdit

Stamm m (plural Stämm, diminutive Stämmche)

  1. tree trunk
    De Baam hod en dicke Stamm.
    The tree has a thick trunk.

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LuxembourgishEdit

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NounEdit

Stamm m (plural Stämm)

  1. stem (of a plant), trunk (of a tree)
  2. tribe
  3. (biology) phylum