From Proto-Germanic *stebnō, *stemnō (“voice”), from Proto-Indo-European *stomen- (“mouth, muzzle”). Cognate with Old High German stimna (German Stimme and Danish and Norwegian stemme, Swedish stemma), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌹𐌱𐌽𐌰 (stibna), Old Saxon stemna (Middle Low German stemne), Dutch stem. Possibly cognate with Albanian shtie (“to shoot, strike, utter, give off”).
- English: steven
stefn m (nominative plural stefnas)
- English: stem