adjective Archaic.

made of or like silver.

Origin of silvern

before 900; Middle English silver(e)n, selvern, Old English seolfren, seolfern. See silver, -en2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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archaic, or poetic silver
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Word Origin and History for silvern

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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