Middle English, from Old English cweorn; akin to Old High German quirn hand mill, Old Church Slavonic žrŭny
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
“Quern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quern. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
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