stabaz


stabaz
s. staba-;

Germanisches Wörterbuch . 2014.

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  • staff — [OE] Staff is a widespread Germanic word, with relatives in German stab, Dutch and Swedish staf, and Danish stav. These point back to a common Germanic ancestor *stabaz. Its ancestral meaning is ‘stick’, and its use as a collective term for… …   Word origins


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