See also: step, štep, and stęp

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English step-, from Old English stēop-(deprived of a relative, step-, prefix), from Proto-Germanic *steupa-(orphaned, step-), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teup-(to push, strike). Cognate with Scots step-(step-), West Frisian stiep-(step-), Dutch stief-(step-), Low German steef-(step-), German stief-(step-), Swedish styv-(step-), Icelandic stjúp-(step-). Related to Old English stīepan(to deprive, bereave).

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step-

  1. A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, and so forth, to indicate that the person being identified is not a blood relative but is related through the marriage of a parent.

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