See also: ERN

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alteration of erne

NounEdit

ern (plural erns)

  1. Alternative spelling of erne.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ernen, from Old English irnan, iernan (to run, move quickly), metathetic variant of rinnan (to run). More at run.

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VerbEdit

ern (third-person singular simple present erns, present participle erning, simple past and past participle erned)

  1. (UK dialectal) To run; flow.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) To (cause to) coagulate; curdle (milk) by adding rennet and applying heat.

Etymology 3Edit

Of obscure origin. Perhaps an alteration of erme, from Middle English ermen, from Old English yrman, ierman. Compare also Old Scots urn, uren. More at erme.

VerbEdit

ern (third-person singular simple present erns, present participle erning, simple past and past participle erned)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To stir with strong emotion; grieve; mourn.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) To pain; torture.
  3. (UK dialectal, Scotland) (of the eyes) To cause to water; smart.
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AdjectiveEdit

ern (comparative ernari, superlative ernastur)

  1. brisk, active

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 19 March 2014, at 15:23