stefn

Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *stebnō, *stemnō (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 formsEdit

NounEdit

stefn f (nominative plural stefna or stefne)

  1. voice
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *stamniz. Cognate with Old High German stam (German Stamm), Old Norse stafn.

NounEdit

stefn m (nominative plural stefnas)

  1. stem
DescendantsEdit
Last modified on 25 August 2013, at 12:15