eterne

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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

adjective
  1. an archaic or poetic word for eternal

Word Origin for eterne

C14: from Old French, from Latin aeternus
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