Origin of erne
Examples from the Web for erne
The county is situated mostly in the basin of the Erne, which divides the county into two nearly equal sections.
Mr. Erne leaned forward in the chair, with hands clasped upon his knees, and eyes upbent.
The largest eagle we have in Great Britain is the erne or white-tailed eagle—the sea-eagle.Birds of the wave and woodland|Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson
Three English fishers on the Erne shared the universal bad luck, for in three days they had only captured one five-pounder.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Ballyshannon and Bundoran, in the extreme south, are centres for the Erne and other waters outside the county.
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Word Origin for erne
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Word Origin and History for erne
"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.