The Catalan word Estona (f), meaning a while, a short time, is a cognate to the German word Stunde (f), meaning hour.

Estona entered the Catalan language through the Gothic word Stunda, which had the same meaning. Stunde evolved from the Old High German word Stunta, meaning a period of time.

These two words both derived from the Old Germanic word *Stundō, with the same meaning of a period of time.