Stof
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Stof
See also: ?tof

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch stof, from Middle Dutch stoffe, from Old French estophe, estoffe, from estoffer, from Frankish *stopf?n, *stopp?n ("to cram, plug, stuff"), from Proto-Germanic *stupp?n? ("to clog up, block, fill").

Noun

stof (plural stowwe, diminutive stoffie)

  1. material, substance

Etymology 2

From Dutch stof, from Middle Dutch stof, from Old Dutch *stof, from Proto-Germanic *stub?.

Noun

stof (uncountable, diminutive stoffie)

  1. dust

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from German Stoff.

Pronunciation

Noun

stof n (singular definite stoffet, plural indefinite stoffer)

  1. cloth, fabric
  2. substance
  3. (physics) matter
  4. drug
  5. subject matter, material
    • 2012, Michael Lycke, Metusalemgenet, Art People ->ISBN, page 113
      Efter affæren i Tyskland har forskellige medier opsøgt ham. Han er en god historie. Hans jagt på Sara på tværs af landegrænser er godt stof. Den makabre massegrav er godt stof.
      After the affair in Germany, different media have sought him out. He is a good story. His hunt for Sara across national borders is good material. The macabre mass grave is good material.
    • 2010, Henrik Marstal, Arvo Pärt: Længslen efter de hvide tangenter, Gyldendal A/S ->ISBN
      Alt sammen godt, saftigt stof at viderebringe til læserne der næppe ligefrem har været forvænt med at nutidige komponister kunne have en løbebane af så arketypisk en karakter: historien om at lykkes trods alle odds.
      All of it good, juicy material to bring to the readers, who have hardly been accustomed to present-day composers having a career of such an archetypical nature: the story of succeeding in spite of all odds.

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Derived terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /st?f/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: stof
  • Rhymes: -?f

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch stof, from Old Dutch *stof, from Proto-Germanic *stub?.

Noun

stof n (uncountable, diminutive stofje n)

  1. dust
Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: stof
  • -> Papiamentu: stòf

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch stoffe, from Old French estophe, estoffe, from estoffer, from Frankish *stopf?n, *stopp?n ("to cram, plug, stuff"), from Proto-Germanic *stupp?n? ("to clog up, block, fill"). Compare German Stoff, English stuff.

Noun

stof f (plural stoffen, diminutive stofje n)

  1. matter, material
  2. substance
  3. fabric
  4. curriculum
Derived terms

Descendants

Anagrams


West Frisian

Etymology 1

Probably from Dutch stof, from Middle Dutch stof, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *stub? ("dust").

Noun

stof n (plural stoffen, diminutive stofke)

  1. dust
Further reading
  • "stof (II)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Dutch stof.

Noun

stof c (plural stoffen, diminutive stofke)

  1. matter, material
  2. material of study, subject
  3. substance
  4. fabric
Derived terms
Further reading
  • "stof (I)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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