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  • v. To mourn; complain.
  • v. To bring forward; proffer; propose.
  • v. To say; speak; utter; tell.
  • v. To call.


From Middle English nornen, nurnen, from Old English gnornan, gnornian ("to be sad, murmur, complain, mourn, lament, grieve"), from gnorn ("sad, sorrowful, troubled, depressed"), from Proto-Germanic *gnurnaz (“sad”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰneus- (“to gnaw, scrape, rub”). Cognate with Old Saxon gnornōn ("to be sad"). (Wiktionary)



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