steóp-
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Prefix
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steóp-
deprived of a relative. The form seems to have been used in the first instance in combination with words denoting children, to mark loss of parents, and then to have been combined with father, mother to express the relation of one who married the mother or father of an orphan. It is a common Teutonic word. [O. Frs. stiap-, stiep-: Du. stief-: O. H. Ger. stiuf-: Ger. stief-: Icel. stjúp-: Dan. stif-: Swed. stjuf-, styf-.] v. stípan, and following words.
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