Definitions

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  • n. Corner; nook; hiding-place

Etymologies

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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.

Examples

  • Perhaps that is why some hesitate to call hirn a folk poet.

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  • But Jesus and everyone involved with hirn were created (that is, fictional!) characters .....

    Sheldon Drobny: Falwell and the Myth of Scripture

  • Grandison, in a manner so worthy of himself, has proposed with a family who have thought them-selves under obligation to hirn, ever since he de livered the darling of it from the lawless attempts of a savage libertine.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Mistris thought it not convenient, that (having affected hirn so deerely) she should mangle his body with any wounds; but rather to let it be gathered by more likely-hood, that villaines had strangled him, and then conveyed his body into the Chest.

    The Decameron

  • She looked at him eagerly for some seconds, and it seemed to hirn wistfully, too.

    Maurice Guest

  • Nevcr mind, my father soothed hirn, the many I loopwestern voters v ` ~ho went to the races might approve.

    Penalty

  • She worked at Corn panies House in London and still owed hirn a few favours.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • In respecting hirn~ Sefiora Evans, you become a true aficionada.

    Mexico

  • For a long moment Kieran sat watching the five masked figures who sat silently before hirn, then Hatkan'ta nudged him.

    Moonheart

  • But he stood erect and almost defiant as the so-called legal procedures swirled about hirn.

    Poland

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