Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *staigriz (stair, step, scaffolding), from *staigijaną (to cause [one] to ascend), causitive of *stīganą (to rise, ascend), from Proto-Indo-European *steygʰ- (to go, rise, step, walk, stride). Akin to Dutch steiger (stair), Dutch Low Saxon steiger (landing), Old English stǣġel (steep, abrupt), Old English stīġan (to climb), Albanian shteg (a path, track). More at sty.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stǣġer f or n

  1. stair, step; staircase

DeclensionEdit

Feminine
Neuter

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: steire