See also: Stern and stern-

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English stern, sterne, sturne, from Old English styrne (stern, grave, strict, austere, hard, severe, cruel), from Proto-Germanic *sturnijaz (angry, astonished, shocked), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (rigid, stiff). Cognate with Scots stern (bold, courageous, fierce, resolute), Old High German stornēn (to be astonished), Dutch stuurs (glum, austere), Swedish stursk (insolent).

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stern (comparative sterner, superlative sternest)

  1. Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner.
  2. Grim and forbidding in appearance.
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Etymology 2Edit

Most likely from Old Norse stjórn (control, steering), related to stýra (to steer), from Proto-Germanic *stiurijaną, whence also English steer. Also possibly from Old Frisian stiarne (rudder), from the same Germanic root.

NounEdit

 
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stern (plural sterns)

 
Stern of the VOC ship 'Amsterdam' (replica)
  1. (nautical) The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Old Applegate, in the stern, just set and looked at me, and Lord James, amidship, waved both arms and kept hollering for help. I took a couple of everlasting big strokes and managed to grab hold of the skiff's rail, close to the stern.
  2. (figuratively) The post of management or direction.
  3. The hinder part of anything.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
  4. The tail of an animal; now used only of the tail of a dog.


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Etymology 3Edit

From a variant of tern.

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stern (plural sterns)

  1. A bird, the black tern.
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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly cognate with Latin sturnus (starling).

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 Sterns on Dutch Wikipedia

stern m (plural sterns or sternen, diminutive sterntje n)

  1. tern

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stern

  1. Alternative form of sterne

MòchenoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German stërne, stërre, stërn, from Old High German sterno, from Proto-Germanic *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr (star). Cognate with German Stern, English star.

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stern m

  1. star

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  • Anthony R. Rowley, Liacht as de sproch: Grammatica della lingua mòchena Deutsch-Fersentalerisch, TEMI, 2003.

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stern m

  1. Alternative form of sterno

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stern m

  1. breastbone