silvern

[sil-vern]

Origin of silvern

before 900; Middle English silver(e)n, selvern, Old English seolfren, seolfern. See silver, -en2
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silvern

adjective
  1. archaic, or poetic silver
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Word Origin and History for silvern
adj.

Middle English silveren, from Old English seolfren "made of silver;" see silver (n.) + -en (2). Cf. German silbern, Dutch zilveren. Fallen from use in English except in poetry.

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