a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
A mill for grinding corn, especially a hand-mill made of two circular stones
Origin: From quern, cwerne, from cweorn, from kwernuz, from gʷerǝun-. Cognate with quern, kweern, kurn, kværn, kvarn.
a mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills
Origin: [AS. cweorn, cwyrn; akin to D. kweern, OHG. quirn, Icel. kvern, Sw. qvarn, Dan. qurn, Goth. qairnus (in asiluqarnus), Lith. qrnos, and perh. E. corn.]
Quern is a former municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwėrn, n. a stone handmill for grinding grain. [A.S. cwyrn, cweorn; Ice. kvern, Goth, kwairnus.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a handmill of stone for grinding corn, of primitive contrivance, and still used in remote parts of Ireland and Scotland.
The numerical value of quern in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of quern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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