stean

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English stene (waterpot), from Old English stǣna (stone jug, a stean, a pot of stone or earth) and Old English stǣne (pitcher, jug), from Proto-Germanic *stainijǭ (stone vessel). Cognate with Old High German steinna (pot, saucepan). Compare stein.

Noun[edit]

stean (plural steans)

  1. A vessel made of clay or stone; a pot of stone or earth.
  2. A wall of brick, stone, or cement, used as a lining, as of a well, cistern, etc.; a steening.
  3. (UK dialectal) A stone.
  4. (UK dialectal) A large box of stones used for pressing cheese; a cheese-press.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English stenen, from Old English stǣnan (to stone, cast stones at; adorn with precious stones), from Proto-Germanic *stainijaną (to adorn with stones), *stainōną (to throw stones at). Cognate with Old High German steinen (to adorn with stones), Old High German steinōn (to throw stones), Gothic [script needed] (stainjan, to throw stones at). [script needed].

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

stean (third-person singular simple present steans, present participle steaning, simple past and past participle steaned)

  1. To pelt with stones; throw stones at; stone.
  2. To fit with stones; mend, line, pave, etc. with stones.
    to stean a well

Noun[edit]

stean (plural steans)

  1. A stone.

West Frisian[edit]

Verb[edit]

stean

  1. to stand

Conjugation[edit]

Infinitive: stean
Present tense Past tense
person singular plural singular plural
1st ik stean wy steane ik stie wy stiene
2nd do/dû stiest jimme steane do/dû stiest jimme stiene
3rd hy/sy stiet hja steane hy/sy stie hja stiene
Present participle Imperative Auxiliary Past participle
steand (steande) stean hawwe stien