Borrowed from Dutch stoep ("platform", "pavement"). stoep. Cognate with step.
From Middle English stoupen, from Old English stūpian, from Proto-West Germanic *stūpōn, from Proto-Germanic *stūpōną, *stūpijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewb-. Compare steep. Cognate with Dutch stuipen, Old Norse stúpa. Related also to Old Frisian stēpa, Old Norse steypa.
From Middle English stoupe, stulpe, from Old Norse stólpi, from Proto-Germanic *stulpô.
From Middle English stope, stoupe, from Old Norse staup, from Proto-Germanic *staupą. Related to Old English stēap.
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