leathern

[leth-ern]

Origin of leathern

before 1000; Middle English, Old English lether(e)n. See leather, -en2
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leathern

adjective
  1. archaic made of or resembling leather
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Word Origin and History for leathern
adj.

Old English leðren; see leather + -en (2).

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