stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

Siste viator.
Stop, traveler.

An inscription seen on many Roman tombstones.

1. The belief that the only thing someone can be sure of is that he/she exists, and that true knowledge of anything else is impossible.
2. The view or theory that one's self is the only object of real knowledge or the only thing really existent.
1. Either of the times when the sun is farthest from the equator, on or about June 21 or December 21.

The summer solstice falls in June in the northern hemisphere but in December in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa for the winter solstice.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the winter solstice is the shortest.

2. Either of the two points on the ecliptic when the sun reaches its northernmost or southernmost point relative to the celestial equator.
stabilize (verb), stabilizes; stabilized; stabilizing
To stop changing, increasing, or getting worse: The U.S. government's efforts to stabilize many prices for food products have not been successful and have gone up and down considerably.
stage, staged
stagnant (adjective), more stagnant, most stagnant
1. Referring to an indication of inactivity and of dullness and sluggishness: The seaside resort becomes a stagnant area when the tourists leave and go back home.
2. Relating to a body of water or the atmosphere of a confined space that has no current or flow and often has an unpleasant smell as a consequence: A stagnant condition involves the lack of freshness or movement.
3. Etymology: from Latin stagnantem, "not running or forming a pool of standing water", from the verb stagnare, from stagnum, "pool".
Pertaining to being inactive or motionless.
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staid (adjective)
Dignified and serious in habit or behavior and even boring: "Charles was considered to be a solemn and staid member of the company's administrative staff."

"The politician had a staid manner when he was asked personal questions about his family."


Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.