runtersteigen

(he(runter) verb)

Meanings

1.
to climb down
("runtersteigen (von)" - For smaller things like climbing down from a table. Sounds a bit more complicated than it needs to be. "runterklettern" is more common.)
Opposite (closest): (d)raufsteigen

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Root: *steigh-

The core idea of this root was:

walking, striding upward

The most notable English relative is the noun stair,  but the root is also the origin of stickler, which originally was about putting on a base, and hemistich and stoichiometry.  Which are both words I had no clue about. The first one has something to do with poetry and the second one with chemistry, bit the common theme is “layering rows“. Kind of like stairs :).

In German, steigen and its relatives are the only members I could find.

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