EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English dyrnan (to hide). See dern, dearn (adjective).

VerbEdit

derne (third-person singular simple present dernes, present participle derning, simple past and past participle derned)

  1. (Scotland) To hide; to skulk.
    • 1854, Hugh Miller, My schools and schoolmasters
      He at length escaped them by derning himself in a fox-earth.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for derne in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English dyrne, dierne.

AdjectiveEdit

derne

  1. Hidden; secret.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: dern, dearn, darn
  • Scots: dern, darn

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þarna.

AdverbEdit

derne

  1. there
    Synonym: der

DeterminerEdit

derne

  1. that
    Synonym: den

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