Origin of erne
Definition for ern (2 of 2)
Origin of -ern
Examples from the Web for ern
"Look here, Ern, you've got to straighten this business out," insisted Roger.
Kate laid for 'em just this side of the creek and let 'ern chase him back to his tree.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
I have a pig with a hole in it and if I ern enuf money next weak I will send it to you.Deer Godchild|Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
Ern, don't you remember the pretty little girl who used to play with us?
"Boss, we'll never git 'ern back, not 'n a hundred years," declared Moze.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for ern (1 of 2)
Word Origin for erne
British Dictionary definitions for ern (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for ern
"sea eagle," from Old English earn "eagle," a common Germanic word (cf. Old High German arn, German Aar, Middle Dutch arent, Old Norse örn, Gothic ara "eagle"), from PIE root *or- "great bird, eagle" (cf. Greek ornis "bird," Old Church Slavonic orilu, Lithuanian erelis, Welsh eryr "eagle"). The Germanic word also survives in the first element of old Germanic names such as Arnold and Arthur.