eterne

[ ih-turn ]
/ ɪˈtɜrn /

adjective Archaic.

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Origin of eterne

1325–75; Middle English <Latin aeternus, contraction of aeviternus, equivalent to aev(um) age + -i--i- + -ternus, extended form of -ernus suffix of temporal adjectives
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British Dictionary definitions for eterne

eterne
/ (ɪˈtɜːn) /

adjective

an archaic or poetic word for eternal

Word Origin for eterne

C14: from Old French, from Latin aeternus
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