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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Origin of erne
before 1000; Middle English ern, arn,Old English earn; cognate with Old High German arn (German Aar), Middle Low German arn(e); akin to Lithuanian erẽlis eagle, Greek órnīs bird
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British Dictionary definitions for erne (1 of 2)
/ (ɜːn) /
another name for the (European) sea eagle
Word Origin for erne
Old English earn; related to Old Norse örn eagle, Old High German aro eagle, Greek ornis bird
British Dictionary definitions for erne (2 of 2)
/ (ɜːn) /
a river in N central Republic of Ireland, rising in County Cavan and flowing north across the border, through Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne and then west to Donegal Bay. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)
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