English edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English stene (waterpot), from Old English stǣna (stone jug, a stean, a pot of stone or earth) and Old English stǣne (pitcher, jug), from Proto-West Germanic *stainijā (stone vessel). Cognate with Old High German steinna (pot, saucepan). Compare stein.

Noun edit

stean (plural steans)

  1. A vessel made of clay or stone; a pot of stone or earth.
  2. A wall of brick, stone, or cement, used as a lining, as of a well, cistern, etc.; a steening.
  3. (UK, dialectal) A stone.
  4. (UK, dialectal) A large box of stones used for pressing cheese; a cheese-press.
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English stenen, from Old English stǣnan (to stone, cast stones at; adorn with precious stones), from Proto-Germanic *stainijaną (to adorn with stones), *stainōną (to throw stones at). Cognate with Old High German steinen (to adorn with stones), Old High German steinōn (to throw stones), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌾𐌰𐌽 (stainjan, to throw stones at).

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

stean (third-person singular simple present steans, present participle steaning, simple past and past participle steaned)

  1. To pelt with stones; throw stones at; stone.
  2. To fit with stones; mend, line, pave, etc. with stones.
    to stean a well

Noun edit

stean (plural steans)

  1. A stone.

Anagrams edit

Cimbrian edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German stēn, stān, from Old High German stēn, stān, from Proto-West Germanic *stān, from Proto-Germanic *stāną (to stand). Cognate with German stehen. Some senses probably semantic loans from Italian stare.

Verb edit

stean (strong, auxiliary håm or soin) (Luserna)

  1. to stand
  2. to stay
    Haüt steade da huam obrómm z izzta a schaüla bèttar.
    Today I stayed at home because of the bad weather.
  3. to be (a condition)
    Bia steatar?How are you?
  4. to live (reside somewhere)
    Bo steatar?Where do you live?

References edit

Romanian edit

Noun edit

stean n (plural steane)

  1. Alternative form of stană

Declension edit

West Frisian edit

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian stān, from Proto-Germanic *stāną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit


  1. to stand

Inflection edit

infinitive stean
3rd singular past stie
past participle stien
infinitive stean
long infinitive stean
gerund stean n
auxiliary hawwe
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular stean stie
2nd singular stiest stiest
3rd singular stiet stie
plural steane stiene
imperative stean
participles steand, steande stien

Further reading edit

  • stean”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011