Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand

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Alternate forms of Quern

Hypernyms: grinder, mill, milling machinery

Origin of the word Quern

  1. O.E. cweorn "hand-mill, mill," from PIE base *gwern- (cf. O.N. kvern, O.Fris. quern, O.H.G. quirn, Goth. quirnus; Skt. grava "crushing stone;" Lith. girna "millstone," girnos "hand mills;" O.C.S. zrunuvi "mills;" Welsh brevan "hand mill"). more

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Words that sound like Quern

quarryman, quorum, quran

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