• From Middle English mylnston, milneston, from Old English mylenstān, equivalent to mill + stone, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *malaną ("to grind#Verb"), *muljaną (from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- ("to crush, to grind"), from *mel-) + Proto-Germanic *stainaz ("[[stone") (from Proto-Indo-European *steyh₂-); cognate with Danish møllesten, Middle Dutch molensteen (modern Dutch molensteen), West Frisian molestien, Norwegian Bokmål møllestein, Old Saxon mulinstēn (Middle Low German mȫlenstēn), Old High German mulinstein, mülstein (Middle High German mülstein, modern German Mühlstein).

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