Meanings

1.
to stick out, to stand out
(Only in the figurative sense of standing out from the masses. Spoken past might be also used with "sein"... both kind of feel right here.)
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Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

pointing, pricking, piercing

It’s the origin of words like stick, stitch and steak (which was originally a piece of meat on a stick over the fire) as well as some Latin loanwords like stimulus, instinct, instigate, stigma and style.

The German word “der Stock“, which can be a stick, does NOT belong to this family but rather to the family of *(s)teu- which has a similar theme, but which is much bigger.

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