Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of earn.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To grieve; to feel sad.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To grieve; to feel sad.
- From Middle English, from ermen, from Old English yrman. See yearn. (Wiktionary)
“Gleobeames ⁊ gome inouh liues wil ⁊ eche pleie. þereuore leoue lefdi long hit þuncheð us wrecchen vort þu of þisse erme liue to ðe suluen us fecche. we ne muwen neuer habben fulle gledschipe.”
“Wherefore we have heard with much displeasure that in those places of our diocese where there are convents of nuns and congregations of virgins, ordinary lodgings for the soldiery have been established, called lonely houses (_case erme_), where they are suffered or obliged to dwell through long periods. ”
“This corresponds to the French ” ion. nacioun, nation. abdicacioun, abdication. erme, desert. asserma, to dry up. assermacioun, thirst, dryness. ” is (masc.), ” isso (fem.).”
“HewμeeÆee efnμesye veke¿es. mJemleele} er Jemlet efo} erme lejer Æee} s}. ”
“A Samuele ad capciviutem plurimi erme Ptophetz DEI) velcemenidmul (x.”
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