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
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