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stefn

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
stefn, stemn, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§81; §219; §293; §369;
a stem of a tree
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  • Hwæt wénst ðú for hwí ǽlc sǽd grówe innon ða eorþan and tó wyrtrumum weorþe on ðære eorþan, búton for ðý ðe hí tiohhiaþ ðæt se stemn and se helm móte ðý fæstor standon ... Eal se dǽl, se ðe ðæs treówes on twelf mónþum geweaxeþ, hé onginþ of ðám wyrtrumum and swá upweardes gréwþ óþ ðone stemn,

      Bt. 34, 10; Fox 148, 31-150, 2.
  • Ic

    (the cross)

    wæs áheáwen holtes on ende, ástyred of stefne (swefne, Kemble) mínum, Rood
      Kmbl. 59; Kr. 30.
  • Beám yldo ábreóteþ and bebriceþ telgum, ástyreþ stefn on síðe, áfylleþ hine on foldan,

      Salm. Kmbl. 594; Sal. 296. I a. fig. :--
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  • Se ðornðære gítsunga ne wyrð forsearod on ðæem helme gif se wyrttruma ne biþ færcorfen oððe forbærned æt ðæm stemne

    si radix culpae non exuritur, nunquam per ramos avaritiae spina siccatur,

      Past. 45, 3; Swt. 341, 11.
  • I b. a stem, stock, race. v. leód-, þeód-stefn.
prow or
stern of a vessel
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  • Se æftera stemn

    puppis,

      Wrt. Voc, i. 63, 37.
  • Tó lides stefne,

      Chr. 937; Erl. 112, 34.
  • Of nacan stefne,

      Andr. Kmbl. 582; An. 291.
  • Beornas on stefn stigon,

      Beo. Th. 429; B. 212.
Etymology
[O. Sax. stamn (of a vessel): O. Frs. stevne: O. H. Ger. stamm stips, truncus, caudex: Icel. stafn, stamn prow or stern of a vessel.]
Similar entries
v. forþ-, frum-, steór-stefn; stefna, and next word.
Linked entries
v.  stæfn stemn rád-stefn stefn-mǽlum.
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  • stefn, n.