stound etymology

Middle English word stound comes from Proto-Indo-European *sth-, Proto-Indo-European *sth₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *stundō (Mark, marker. Period of time. Point in time.)

Detailed word origin of stound

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sth- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to stand
*sth₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*stew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*stundō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mark, marker. Period of time. Point in time.
stund Old English (ang) At once, forthwith, immediately A period of time, an hour; specifically, a division of the day probably equivalent to about three hours. Time, while.
stound Middle English (enm) A while: for a short span of time. A canonical hour: one of the 3-hour divisions of the day, (Christianity) its divine office.. A moment, a chance, an opportunity.. A season of the year.. A while: a short span of time.. An hour: one of the 24 divisions of the day.. Time, especially the proper time for doing something:.

Words with the same origin as stound

Descendants of *sth-
begon gang gangen gong gongen staien stay sted stede stedefast stedfast stedfastnes stedfastship stedful stedship steg stele steyen stiel stond store stoure stund upgang
Descendants of *sth₂-
destaunce destenye estacioun far- fornimen forniming forworthen freten freyght instant ofstonden restoren steaven stedfulen stellen stem stewen stow stowe subtil under-