See also: -stega and стега

Crimean Gothic edit

Etymology edit

Usually considered identical to Old Saxon stīga (German Stiege), Middle Dutch stîge (Dutch stijg), all “twenty” (of an agricultural product). The further origin of this word is uncertain. It has been compared to Ancient Greek στίχος (stíkhos, row, line), which if related, from Proto-Indo-European *steygʰ- (to walk, go, ascend).

Numeral edit


  1. twenty
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Viginti dicebat stega, triginta treithyen, quadraginta furdeithien, centum sada, hazer mille.

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek στέγη (stégē).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

stega f (genitive stegae); first declension

  1. (nautical) The deck of a ship

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stega stegae
Genitive stegae stegārum
Dative stegae stegīs
Accusative stegam stegās
Ablative stegā stegīs
Vocative stega stegae

References edit

  • stega”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stega in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

stega n

  1. definite plural of steg

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

steg +‎ -a, used at least since 1655.

Verb edit

stega (present stegar, preterite stegade, supine stegat, imperative stega)

  1. to pace, to measure the length by counting steps of a known length, e.g. one metre
  2. to step, to walk, to pace (with indivial steps)
    Eleven stegade tvekande fram till svarta tavlan.
    The pupil hesitantly stepped up to the blackboard.
  3. to step (an electric stepper relay or stepper motor)

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