stofn

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stofn m (genitive singular stofns, nominative plural stofnar)

  1. trunk, bole
  2. stock
  3. livestock
  4. stem
  5. (statistics) population, universe; (group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn)

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From Proto-Germanic *stōmnaz, a derivative of Proto-Germanic *stōmô (base, foundation). Compare Old Norse stomn, stofn (stem; stump; foundation; stock), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐍉𐌼𐌰 (stōma).

Alternatively, from Proto-Germanic *stubnaz, a derivative of Proto-Germanic *stubbaz (stump).

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stofn m (nominative plural stofnas)

  1. (of a plant) stem
  2. (of a tree) stump
  3. (by extension) offspring; progeny

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  • Middle English: stoven