erne

or ern

[ urn ]
/ ɜrn /

noun

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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 erns (1 of 2)

erne

ern

/ (ɜːn) /

noun

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 erns (2 of 2)

Erne
/ (ɜːn) /

noun

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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