a primitive, hand-operated mill for grinding grain.
a stone hand mill for grinding corn
Old English cweorn “hand-mill, mill,” from PIE *gwere-na- “millstone” (cf. Old Norse kvern, Old Frisian quern, Old High German quirn, Gothic quirnus; Sanskrit grava “crushing stone;” Lithuanian girna “millstone,” girnos “hand mills;” Old Church Slavonic zrunuvi “mills;” Welsh brevan “hand mill”), suffixed form of root *gwere- “heavy” (see grave (adj.)).
/ˈkwɜːnˌstəʊn/ noun 1. another name for millstone (sense 1) 2. one of the two small circular stones used in a quern
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