stein

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a regional use[1] of German Stein (stone). Probably a corruption of Steingut ("stoneware") or Steinkrug. Compare Old English stǣna (stone jug, a pot of stone or earth). More at stean.

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Noun[edit]

stein (plural steins)

  1. A beer mug, usually made of ceramic.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, Ch.IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 1974, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
      A gnome-size German civilian with a red von Hindenburg mustache is dispensing steins of what looks to be mostly head.

References[edit]

  1. ^ stein in Duden online

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  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

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Crimean Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stern-, *sternô, *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun[edit]

stein

  1. star
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Stein. Stella.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse steinn, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz.

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Adjective[edit]

stein

  1. (slang) stoned, under the influence of cannabis

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Noun[edit]

stein m

  1. stone

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *stāino-, *stī-no- (a suffixed form of *stāi- (to be solid, to crowd together)); cognate with Old English stān, Old Saxon stēn, Old Dutch stein#Old Dutch (Dutch steen), Old High German stein (German Stein), Old Norse steinn (Danish and Swedish sten), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek στῖον (stîon) ‘pebble’, Slavic *stēnā- (Bulgarian and Russian стена, Czech stěna ‘wall’).

Noun[edit]

stein ?

  1. stone