ern vs erne what difference

what is difference between ern and erne

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɜːn/
  • (US) enPR: ûrn, IPA(key): /ɝn/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)n
  • Homophones: earn, erne, urn

Etymology 1

Alteration of erne.

Noun

ern (plural erns)

  1. Alternative spelling of erne

Etymology 2

From Middle English ernen, from Old English irnan, iernan (to run, move quickly), metathetic variant of rinnan (to run). More at run.

Alternative forms

  • earn (Scotland)

Verb

ern (third-person singular simple present erns, present participle erning, simple past and past participle erned)

  1. (Britain dialectal) To run; flow.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) To (cause to) coagulate; curdle (milk) by adding rennet and applying heat.

Etymology 3

Of obscure origin. Perhaps an alteration of erme, from Middle English ermen, from Old English yrman, ierman. Compare also Old Scots urn, uren. More at erme.

Verb

ern (third-person singular simple present erns, present participle erning, simple past and past participle erned)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To stir with strong emotion; grieve; mourn.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) To pain; torture.
  3. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) (of the eyes) To cause to water; smart.
Related terms
  • erme

Anagrams

  • -ner-, -ren, NRE, REN, RNE, ner, ren

Icelandic

Adjective

ern (comparative ernari, superlative ernastur)

  1. brisk, active

Declension



English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɜːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɝːn/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)n
  • Homophones: earn, ern, urn

Etymology 1

From Middle English ern, erne, earn, from Old English earn (eagle), from Proto-Germanic *arô (eagle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō (large bird, eagle). Cognate with Dutch and Low German arend (eagle), Norwegian and Danish ørn (eagle), Swedish örn (eagle), German Aar (eagle), Ancient Greek ὄρνεον (órneon), ὄρνις (órnis, bird).

Alternative forms

  • earn, ern

Noun

erne (plural ernes)

  1. A sea eagle (Haliaeetus), especially the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
  2. (chiefly poetic, dialectal, sciences) An eagle.
    the bald earn
Synonyms
  • (an eagle): sea eagle, white-tailed eagle
Derived terms
  • bald erne
Translations

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • earn

Verb

erne

  1. (obsolete) To long; to yearn.

Anagrams

  • NEER, Neer, Rene, ne’er, neer, reen

Basque

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /erne/, [e̞r.ne̞]

Verb

erne (present participle ernetzen, future participle erneko, infinitive erne, verbal noun ernetze)

  1. to sprout, to germinate

Further reading

  • “erne” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • “erne” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

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