Stein

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See also: stein and stein-

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Stein

  1. A patronymic surname from a Scots diminutive of Stephen.
  2. A surname anglicized from the German surname Stein.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German stein (something hard), from Proto-Germanic *stainaz, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *stāi-.

Pronunciation[edit]

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    plural

Noun[edit]

Stein m (genitive Stein or Steines, plural Steine)

  1. stone, rock
  2. pit (core of a fruit)
  3. an old unit of weight
  4. (regional) a beer stein

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Proper noun[edit]

Stein ? (genitive Steins)

  1. A topographic or occupational surname​.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Steinn, short form of compound names with the element steinn (stone). Cognate with Swedish Sten and Danish Steen.

Proper noun[edit]

Stein

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 181 males with the given name Stein living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.