Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English stagga, stacga (a stag), from Proto-Germanic *staggijô, *staggijaz (male, male deer, porcupine), probably from Proto-Indo-European *stegʰ-, *stengʰ-. Some forms influenced by the cognate Old Norse steggi, steggr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stagge (plural stagges)

  1. An adult male deer.
  2. A colt or filly.
  3. (rare) A male goose; a gander.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: stag
  • Scots: steg, staig

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