[ ez-nee, -ne ]
/ ˈɛz ni, -nɛ /
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a member of the lowest class; laborer.
Origin of esne
before 950; < Old English; cognate with Old High German asni, Gothic asneis day laborer, harvester, akin to asans harvest
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Then to Esne to return the visit of my amiable friend, the governor; him of the flowers.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington