Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hers.
  • noun A corner.
  • noun An obsolete form of harn.
  • noun Same as heron.
  • noun The pilchard. Also hernan.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A heron; esp., the common European heron.

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  • noun Corner.
  • noun heron.
  • pronoun archaic, dialectal, England, US hers; her own.

Etymologies

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From Middle English herne, hyrne, from Old English hyrne ("corner"), from Proto-Germanic *hurnjō, *hurnjōn (“projecting point, corner, angle”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱera(w)-, *ḱrū- (“horn”). More at hirn.

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Dialectal variant of en.

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From English dialectal hern, from her +‎ -n, adjective formative. Compare hisn.

Examples

  • And I do hold that they almost vertical sides o 'hern'll make mun ever so much finer a sea boat.

    The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

  • Hern-herna-hern. moar general lee goonz sed hern 4

    Ninja - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • March 16, 2008 at 11:23 am hmmmm. becaem a hern in Bamalama.

    Ninja - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • It begins, “I come from haunts of coot and hern,/I make a sudden sally,/And sparkle out among the fern,/To bicker down a valley.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • It begins, “I come from haunts of coot and hern,/I make a sudden sally,/And sparkle out among the fern,/To bicker down a valley.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • It begins, “I come from haunts of coot and hern,/I make a sudden sally,/And sparkle out among the fern,/To bicker down a valley.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • It begins, “I come from haunts of coot and hern,/I make a sudden sally,/And sparkle out among the fern,/To bicker down a valley.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • He also gives a reference to an article in the December 1937 edition of Sout hern Folklore Quarterly: Chapman

    Delia (5)

  • Addressing a media conference in Cape Town, he said early results showed his party had obtained 75 percent of the proportio its 18 wards, and had taken the hern sub-structure by 500 votes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "I done it like hern," she began, and stopped suddenly to look up at him.

    Lodusky

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  • var. of "heron"

    April 28, 2009