From Middle English steeren, steren, stiren, sturen, steoren, from Old English stēoran, stīeran, stȳran, from Proto-West Germanic *stiurijan ("to steer"), from Proto-Germanic *stiurijaną ("to steer").
The noun is from Middle English steere, stere, steor, from Old English stēor, stȳr. Compare Dutch stuur, German Steuer, Icelandic stýri.
From Middle English stere, steer, ster, steor, from Old English stēor ("a young bull or cow; steer"), from Proto-Germanic *steuraz ("bull; steer"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)táwros ("wild bull; aurochs"). Cognate with Dutch stier, German Stier, Icelandic stjór, Latin taurus ("bull"), Greek ταύρος. tur.
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