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-Germanic *stainijōn (“stone vessel”). Cognate with Old High German steinna (“pot, saucepan”). Compare stein.
(third-person singular simple present steans, present participle steaning, simple past and past participle steaned)
- A stone.
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 [script?] (stainjan, “to throw stones at”). [script?].