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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse þerna, from Proto-Germanic *þewernǭ. Cognate with Faroese terna, Danish terne, Swedish tärna. Compare also German Dirne, Dutch deerne.

NounEdit

þerna f (genitive singular þernu, nominative plural þernur)

  1. maid, girl, female servant
  2. attendant, stewardess
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse þerna.

NounEdit

þerna f (genitive singular þernu, nominative plural þernur)

  1. tern
DeclensionEdit
HyponymsEdit
  • kría (arctic tern)

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

þerna f

  1. tern
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *þewernǭ, through Old Saxon thiorna. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tekʷ- (to run).

NounEdit

þerna f

  1. maid servant
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit