Definitions

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  • noun Northern England, Scotland Voice, especially when loud or strong.
  • verb dialectal, Northern England To call with strength of voice; shout at lustily; fill the hearing of.
  • verb dialectal, Northern England To speak in an authoritative or commanding tone.
  • verb dialectal, Northern England To blow hard, bluster.
  • noun dialectal, Northern England Force; loudness; a loud noise; outcry; din.

Etymologies

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From Middle English steven, stefne, from Old English stefn ("a voice, sound uttered by the mouth"), from Proto-Germanic *stebnō (“voice, sound”). More at steven.

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From Middle English stevenen, stefnen, from Old English ġestefnian, āstemnian ("to speak up to, give voice for, appoint"), from Proto-Germanic *stebnōnan, *stemnōnan (“to voice”), from Proto-Indo-European *stemno-, *stomen- (“mouth, muzzle”). Cognate with Old Norse stefna, stemna. More at steven.

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