from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of west-central Germany in the Ruhr district east-northeast of Essen. It is an industrial center in a mining area. Population: 170,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Herne the Hunter, an English mythological figure.
- proper n. A city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A corner.
Of unknown origin. Suggested by R. Lowe Thompson to derive from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (“horn”), which would mean it is related to English horn. Others have suggested that it comes from Old English Herian, literally "warrior-leader", which is a name for Woden. Another theory is that it derives from the surname Horne. (Wiktionary)
From German. (Wiktionary)