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EtymologyEdit

From adjectival use of -ærn ‎(noun suffix denoting location), from ærn ‎(place).

SuffixEdit

-ern

  1. adjectival suffix meaning "a place"
    hāliġ ‎(holy) + ‎-ern → ‎hāligern ‎(sanctuary, holy place)
  2. used adverbially to mean "toward a place"
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