þorn

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þorn n (genitive singular þorns, nominative plural þorn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Þ/þ.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þurnuz (thorn, sloe), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tern- (thorny bush, thorn), a variant of the base *(s)ter-, *(s)terə- (rigid, stiff). Germanic cognates include Old Saxon thorn (Low German Dorn), Dutch doorn, Old High German thorn (German Dorn), Old Norse þorn (Swedish törne), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽𐌿𐍃 (þaurnus). The Indo-European root is also the source of Old Church Slavonic трьнъ (trĭnŭ) (Russian тёрн (tjórn, sloe, blackthorn)), Sanskrit तृण (tṛṇa, grass).

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þorn m

  1. thorn; thorny bush
  2. The runic character (/θ/ or /ð/).
  3. The letter Þ, þ (/θ/ or /ð/).

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