stonen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stonen, alteration (due to stone) of earlier stenen, from Old English stǣnen (stony; of stone, hard as stone; stone, made of stone, built of stone), from Proto-Germanic *stainīnaz (made of stone), equivalent to stone +‎ -en. Cognate with Dutch stenen (stonen), German Low German stenen (stonen), German steinen (stonen).

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stonen (comparative more stonen, superlative most stonen)

  1. (archaic) Consisting or made of stone.
    • 1869, William Barnes, Poems of rural life in common English:
      [] And up these well-worn blocks of stone I came when I first ran alone, The stonen stairs beclimb'd the mound, Ere father put a foot to ground, []

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From earlier stenen; ultimately from from Proto-Germanic *stainīnaz. Equivalent to stone +‎ -en (adjectival ending).

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stonen

  1. Composed or built of stone
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Etymology 2[edit]

From stone; equivalent to stone +‎ -en (infinitival ending).

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stonen

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To throw stones
  2. (transitive) To stone, execute using stones
  3. (intransitive) To remove or eliminate stones or rocks
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Etymology 3[edit]

From stone; equivalent to stone +‎ -en (plural ending).

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stonen

  1. plural of stone