Sten

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See also: sten, stěn, and sten-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Acronym of Shepherd, Turpin, Enfield.. From the names of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and EN for Enfield

Noun[edit]

Sten (plural Stens)

  1. The Sten gun, a family of British 9-millimeter submachine guns used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts.
    Synonyms: STEN, STEn, sten

Etymology 2[edit]

From North Germanic (Danish Sten, Swedish Sten, Norwegian Sten).

Proper noun[edit]

Sten (plural Stens)

  1. A surname from the North Germanic languages, equivalent to English Stone, equivalent of Peter or Peters (Petros - stone, rock)
    Synonym: Steen
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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A less common form of Steen, from Old Norse Steinn.

Proper noun[edit]

Sten

  1. a male given name from Old Norse

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish Sten, interpreted as a variant of Stefan in Estonia.

Proper noun[edit]

Sten

  1. a male given name from Swedish

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Less common form of Stein, from Old Norse Steinn.

Proper noun[edit]

Sten

  1. a male given name from Old Norse

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Steinn, from steinn (stone).

Proper noun[edit]

Sten c (genitive Stens)

  1. a male given name from Old Norse

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 25 566 males with the given name Sten living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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