Words nearby kern
Origin of kern3
Examples from the Web for kerne
The kerne were good soldiers in their way, but the King was warned that they would require some training for regular warfare.
April 11: The army advances again to Armagh, where it waits for galloglasse and kerne from the Pale.The Land-War In Ireland (1870)|James Godkin
In Irish warfare every two kerne used to have a ‘page or boy, which commonly is nevertheless a man.’
He had no help from the Government but 300 kerne and a battering-ram, which he did not use.
The Keating kerne, the scourges of Wexford, did not agree with their Northern congeners: an affray took place, and blood was shed.