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stound

[ stound, stoond ]
/ staʊnd, stund /
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noun
Archaic. a short time; short while.
verb (used with or without object)
Chiefly Scot. to pain; hurt.
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Origin of stound

before 1000; (noun) Middle English sto(u)nd,Old English stund space of time; cognate with German Stunde,Old Norse stund hour; (v.) Middle English stunden to stay, remain for a stound, derivative of the noun; akin to stand
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British Dictionary definitions for stound

stound
/ (staʊnd) /

noun British dialect
a short while; instant
a pang or pain

Word Origin for stound

Old English stund; related to Old High German stunta period of time, hour
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