Isaac, 1920–2001, U.S. violinist, born in Russia.
Otto, 1888–1969, U.S. physicist, born in Germany: Nobel prize 1943.
showing uncompromising or inflexible resolve; firm, strict, or authoritarian
lacking leniency or clemency; harsh or severe
relentless; unyielding: the stern demands of parenthood
having an austere or forbidding appearance or nature
the rear or after part of a vessel, opposite the bow or stem
the rear part of any object
the tail of certain breeds of dog, such as the foxhound or beagle
relating to or located at the stern
Isaac. 1920–2001, US concert violinist, born in (what is now) Ukraine
Old English styrne “severe, strict,” from Proto-Germanic *sternijaz (cf. Middle High German sterre, German starr “stiff,” störrig “obstinate;” Gothic andstaurran “to be stiff;” Old Norse stara; Old English starian “to look or gaze upon”), from PIE root *ster-, *star- “be rigid” (see sterile).
c.1300, “hind part of a ship, steering gear of a ship,” probably from Old Norse stjorn “a steering,” related to styra “to guide” (see steer (v.)). Or the word may come from Old Frisian stiarne “rudder,” which is also related to steer (v.).
see: from soup to nuts (stem to stern)
- Isaac wise
[wahyz] /waɪz/ noun 1. Isaac Mayer [mahy-er] /ˈmaɪ ər/ (Show IPA), 1819–1900, U.S. rabbi and educator, born in Bohemia: founder of Reform Judaism in the U.S. 2. Stephen Samuel, 1874–1949, U.S. rabbi, theologian, and Zionist leader; born in Hungary. /waɪz/ adjective 1. possessing, showing, or prompted by wisdom or discernment 2. prudent; sensible 3. shrewd; […]
- Isaak babel
[bab-uh l; Russian bah-byil] /ˈbæb əl; Russian ˈbɑ byɪl/ noun 1. Isaak Emmanuilovich [ahy-zuh k;; Russian ee-sahk yi-muh-noo-yee-luh-vyich] /ˈaɪ zək;; Russian iˈsɑk yɪ mə nuˈyi lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1894–1941, Russian author. /ˈbeɪbəl/ noun 1. (Old Testament) 2. (often not capital) /Russian ˈbabɪl/ noun 1. Issak Emmanuilovich (iˈsak imənuˈiləvitʃ) 1894–1941, Russian short-story writer, whose works […]
[iz-uh-bel] /ˈɪz əˌbɛl/ noun 1. a female given name. fem. proper name, a form of Elizabeth that seems to have developed in Provence. A popular name in Middle Ages; pet forms included Ibb, Libbe, Nibb, Tibb, Bibby, and Ellice. The Spanish form was Isabella, which is attested as a color name (“greyish-yellow”) from 1600; the […]
[iz-uh-bel-uh; Spanish ee-sah-ve-lah] /ˌɪz əˈbɛl ə; Spanish ˌi sɑˈvɛ lɑ/ noun 1. a city in NW Puerto Rico. 2. former name of (def 2).