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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quern \Quern\, n. [AS. cweorn, cwyrn; akin to D. kweern, OHG. quirn, Icel. kvern, Sw. qvarn, Dan. qu[ae]rn, Goth. qairnus (in asiluqa['i]rnus), Lith. q[`i]rnos, and perh. E. corn.] A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They made him at the querne grind. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]