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  • noun obsolete A corner.

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  • proper noun A city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • proper noun Herne the Hunter, an English mythological figure.

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From German.

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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.

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