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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quern(noun)

    a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand


  1. quern(Noun)

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

  2. quern(Verb)

    To grind.

  3. Origin: From quern, cwerne, from cweorn, from kwernuz, from gʷerǝun-. Cognate with quern, kweern, kurn, kværn, kvarn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quern(noun)

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

  2. 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.]


  1. Quern

    Quern is a former municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quern

    kwėrn, n. a stone handmill for grinding grain. [A.S. cwyrn, cweorn; Ice. kvern, Goth, kwairnus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Quern

    a handmill of stone for grinding corn, of primitive contrivance, and still used in remote parts of Ireland and Scotland.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quern in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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