Origin of English word STAGE

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[TS-G → ST-G]


1. To STAGE is to present, represent or exhibit. Old French estage is the last point in the given etymology where this sense or sound remains at all intact. The given Indo-European “root” is sta (to stand).   יצג YeeTSaiG is to represent; הציג  HeeTSeeYG is to introduce or present. Joseph displays or STAGES his brothers in Genesis47:2. This verb is rendered "set up" when the ark of the covenant is brought to David's tent; "set up" is a definition of Latin stare, the older etymon provided for STAGE.

2.  A STAGE, the noun, may be a step up. See the steps at STAGGER.


German zeigen is to show. Latin stagnare (to cause to stand) may allow words like STAGNANT and STAGNATE to relate here. The opposite of STAGING or propping up is to STAGGER (from Old Norse staka, to push, cause to stumble).  TaGHaH (staggered) and DaK[H]aH (to push or urge on to fall) are likely influences on STAGGER.

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