Archaic. a short time; short while.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
Chiefly Scot. to pain; hurt.
Origin: before 1000;
(noun) Middle English sto
)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