Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Soon; early.
  • Quickly; promptly.

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

  • adverb obsolete Eagerly; briskly; quickly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "The dredful joye alwey that slit so yerne" - I always thought that meant, "that always cuts so deeply" (I was never much of a one for looking up the vocab), but it means, "slides away so swiftly".

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  • "The dredful joye alwey that slit so yerne" - I always thought that meant, "that always cuts so deeply" (I was never much of a one for looking up the vocab), but it means, "slides away so swiftly".

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Fo - f ItaFihcuUmodo diuiduntur, fihter fiauefcentiahirfutadJu - I yerne umdia.

    Pedanii Dioscoridis Anazarbei De medicinali materia libri sex

  • a horseman commynge, he casteth holy water vpon hym, and anone he offereth hym the ouerlether of a shoo bownde abowte with an yerne whope, wherin is a glasse lyke a precyouse stone, they that kysse it gyf a pece of monay.

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

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