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stound

[stound, stoond] /staʊnd, stund/
noun
1.
Archaic. a short time; short while.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
Chiefly Scot. to pain; hurt.
Origin
1000
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 (Brit, dialect)
1.
a short while; instant
2.
a pang or pain
Word Origin
Old English stund; related to Old High German stunta period of time, hour
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