Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obsolete forms of earn.
  • Obsolete forms of earn.
  • noun A retired place or habitation: chiefly in composition. See etymology.
  • noun See earn.
  • noun A termination of Latin origin, occurring in nouns, as in cavern, cistern, lantern, tavern, etc., also in adjectives, as modern, but in adjective use generally extended with -al, as in eternal, fraternal, maternal, paternal, external, internal, infernal, supernal, etc.
  • Same as earn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A sea eagle, esp. the European white-tailed sea eagle (Haliæetus albicilla).
  • intransitive verb obsolete To stir with strong emotion; to grieve; to mourn. [Corrupted into yearn in modern editions of Shakespeare.]

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  • noun Alternative spelling of erne.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To stir with strong emotion; grieve; mourn.
  • verb Scotland To pain; torture.
  • verb Scotland (of the eyes) To cause to water; smart.
  • verb To run; flow.
  • verb Scotland To (cause to) coagulate; curdle (milk) by adding rennet and applying heat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland

Etymologies

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Alteration of erne

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Of obscure origin. Perhaps an alteration of erme, from Middle English ermen, from Old English yrman, ierman. Compare also Old Scots urn, uren. More at erme.

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From Middle English ernen, from Old English irnan, iernan ("to run, move quickly"), metathetic variant of rinnan ("to run"). More at run.

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