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Meaning of QUERN

Pronunciation:  kwurn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
 

QUERN is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 See Also: grinder, mill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quern\, n. [AS. cweorn, cwyrn; akin to D. kweern, OHG.
quirn, Icel. kvern, Sw. qvarn, Dan. qu[ae]rn, Goth. qairnus
(in asiluqa['i]rnus), Lith. q[`i]rnos, and perh. E. corn.]
A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was
turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and
watermills. --Shak.

      They made him at the querne grind.       --Chaucer.

 

 

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