quern


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

quern

 (kwûrn)
n.
A primitive hand-turned grain mill.

[Middle English querne, from Old English cweorn; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

quern

(kwɜːn)
n
(Agriculture) a stone hand mill for grinding corn
[Old English cweorn; related to Old Frisian quern, Old High German kurn, Old Norse kverna, Gothic quairnus millstone]

quern


(kwûrn),
n.
a primitive, hand-operated mill for grinding grain.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English cweorn; akin to Old Norse kvern hand-mill]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quern - a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by handquern - a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
milling machinery, grinder, mill - machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
Translations
handmolen

quern

[kwɜːn] Nmolinillo m de mano

quern

nHand- or Drehmühle f; (Archeol) → Mahlstein m
References in periodicals archive ?
Quern deus perdere vult prius dementat, or as John Dryden renders the Latin proverb in an elegant heroic couplet, "For those whom God to ruin has design'd, / He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.
reef, query, quern, queer, queen, free, ferny, fern, fencer, fence, erne, ecru, cure, FREQUENCY Wordsquare: B.
In this text, the author of Quern dara o golpe no Brasil?
They pay homage to the Stone of Destiny and Roman-era Saddle Quern, discovered in the fabled Gold Castle adjoining the course.
Indeed, particularly useful here is that El-Rouayheb provides both a terminus post quern and ante quem for the rise of the rational sciences in the Maghrib, dating the rise in interest in their study to the late sixteenth century with the arrival of the Tunisian scholar Muhammad Kharruf al-Ansari (d.
E a dor territorializada, do lugar de quern fala a partir da perda, do enfrentamento, da saudade que e forca, da memoria que e fe e perseveranca.
27) The latest bibliographical reference in the Grottammare notebook is to Claude Levi-Strauss's La pensee sauvage (The Savage Mind), from 1962--a year to be regarded as a terminus ante quern non.
Leicester, as he apprehends the king, actually quotes the Roman playwright: "Too true it is: quern dies vidit veniens superbum, / Hunc dies vidit fugiens iacentem" (4.
Our intellect leads us from this one to that one account of common content: we presuppose cognition of the terminus ad quern (i.
56) It is impossible to say that the coin was placed in the grave at the time it was minted, but its presence does provide a terminus ante quern for the burial if the identification is accurate.
Evidence was found indicating that red pigments were ground up in both Arroyo Saladillo and Huerta del Cipres, including a red-stained quern in the former and a possible ingot of red pigment in the latter (Cisneros, 2013: 268).
In turn, male colleagues look but are jealous of the physical attractiveness of the main characters, as "[a]o contrario dos outros homens, alguns ate mais jovens, nenhum tinha barriga ou aquela postura desalentada de quern carimba ou datilografa papeis oito horas por dia" (134).