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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a regional use[1] of German Stein (stone). Probably a corruption of Steingut (stoneware) or Steinkrug (stone pitcher). Compare Old English stǣna (stone jug, a pot of stone or earth). More at stean.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stein (plural steins)

  1. A beer mug, usually made of ceramic.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 29686887 , chapter IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 1974, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
      A gnome-size German civilian with a red von Hindenburg mustache is dispensing steins of what looks to be mostly head.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ stein in Duden online

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

AnagramsEdit


Crimean GothicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly a corruption of stern. At any rate from Proto-Germanic *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

stein

  1. star
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Stein. Stella.

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

stein

  1. indefinite accusative singular of steinn

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse steinn, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stein (neuter singular stein, definite singular and plural steine)

  1. (slang) stoned, under the influence of cannabis

NounEdit

stein m (definite singular steinen, indefinite plural steiner, definite plural steinene)

  1. stone
  2. pip (in citrus fruit, grapes)

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

stein

  1. imperative of steine

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse steinn.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stein (neuter singular stein, definite singular and plural steine)

  1. (slang) stoned, under the influence of cannabis

NounEdit

stein m (definite singular steinen, indefinite plural steinar, definite plural steinane)

  1. stone
  2. pip (e.g. in citrus fruit, grapes, cherries)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stainaz.

NounEdit

stein ?

  1. stone

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stainaz.

NounEdit

stein m

  1. stone

DescendantsEdit