steg

1 of 3

noun

ˈsteg
plural -s
dialectal, British
: gander

steg

2 of 3

intransitive verb

"
chiefly Scottish
: stalk

steg-

3 of 3

combining form

variants or stego-
: covering plate or fold
stegodon
stegocarpous

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English stegge, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic steggi drake, gander

Intransitive verb

probably from steg entry 1

Combining form

Greek stegē, stegos roof, from stegein to cover

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“Steg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steg. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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