Stean meaning

A vessel made of clay or stone; a pot of stone or earth.
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A wall of brick, stone, or cement, used as a lining, as of a well, cistern, etc.; a steening.
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(UK dialectal) A stone.
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(UK dialectal) A large box of stones used for pressing cheese; a cheese-press.
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To pelt with stones; throw stones at; stone.
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To fit with stones; mend, line, pave, etc. with stones.

To stean a well.

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Origin of stean

  • 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?].

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  • 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.

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