stound

stound

[stound, stoond]
noun
1.
Archaic. a short time; short while.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
Chiefly Scot. to pain; hurt.

Origin:
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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stound (staʊnd)
 
n
1.  a short while; instant
2.  a pang or pain
 
[Old English stund; related to Old High German stunta period of time, hour]

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