nounpl. -·geons or -·geon
Origin of sturgeonMiddle English sturgiun from Old French esturjon from Frankish an unverified form sturjo, akin to Old English styria, German stör
Origin of sturgeonMiddle English from Anglo-Norman from Old French estourgeon of Germanic origin
(plural sturgeon or sturgeons)
From Middle English sturgiun, sturjoun, from Anglo-Norman sturjoun, Old French esturgeon (“sturgeon"), from Old Frankish *sturjÅ, from Proto-Germanic *sturjÃ´ (“sturgeon"); see also Old High German sturio (“sturgeon") and Old English styria; from Proto-Germanic *sturjÃ´; cognate with Russian Ð¾ÑÑ‘Ñ‚Ñ€ (osjÃ³tr, “sturgeon"), Lithuanian erÅ¡ketras; of obscure origin, but possibly related to the root of stir. Other theories trace it to a lost pre-Indo European language of Scandinavia.