stefn

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stebnō, *stamnijō (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).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

stefn f (nominative plural stefna or stefne)

  1. voice
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stamniz. Cognate with Old High German stam (German Stamm), Old Norse stafn.

Noun[edit]

stefn m (nominative plural stefnas)

  1. stem
Descendants[edit]