Definition of Quern

1. Noun. A primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand.

Generic synonyms: Grinder, Mill, Milling Machinery



Definition of Quern

1. n. A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills.

Definition of Quern

1. Noun. A mill for grinding corn, especially a hand-mill made of two circular stones ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To grind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quern

1. a hand-turned grain mill [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quern

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queried
querier
queriers
queries
querimonies
querimonious
querimoniousness
querimony
querist
querists
querk
querken
querking
querl
quern (current term)
querns
quernstone
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querpo
querquedule
querries
querry
querulant
querulants
querulent
querulential
querulents
querulous
querulously

Literary usage of Quern

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1. The Institutes of Justinian: With English Introduction, Translation, and Notes by William Gardiner Hammond (1876)
"(Si nemo sit, ad quern ... turn quern ex familia, formerly in the seventh place, and the possession unde liberi patroni ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... schoolmen. on taking part in a disputation at commencement, he took for his thesis, ' Ponti- fex Romanus est Ule Antichristus, quern futurum Scriptura ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1872)
"I. A legitimate child is he that is born in lawful wedlock, (1) or within a competent time afterwards. "Pater est quern ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"... solete: of which St. Austin1 thus; " Romani veteres ne.scio quern ... magis quam Jovem, ad quern diurna fulmina pertinebant. ..."

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