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  • noun Northern England, Scotland Corner; nook; hiding-place

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From Middle English hirne, from Old English hyrne ("horn, corner, angle"), from Proto-Germanic *hurnijōn (“horn, corner, angle”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱera(w)-, *ḱrū- (“horn”). Cognate with Old Frisian herne ("horn, corner, angle"), Old Norse hyrna ("corner"), Norwegian hyrna ("corner"), Icelandic hyrna ("point of an axehead, mountain peak"). More at horn.

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