See also: Heron and héron

EnglishEdit

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heron

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English heron, heroun, heiron, from Anglo-Norman heiron, from Old Dutch *heigero (compare Middle Dutch heiger), from Proto-Germanic *haigrô (compare Swedish häger), dissimilation of *hraigrô (compare Old English hrāgra, Dutch reiger, German Reiher), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreik-, *(s)kreig- (to screech, creak) (compare Welsh crëyr (heron), Ancient Greek κρίζω (krízō, to creak, screech).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛɹən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹən

NounEdit

heron (plural herons)

  1. A long-legged, long-necked wading bird of the family Ardeidae.

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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman heiron, from Medieval Latin hairō, *haigrō, from Old Dutch *heigero, from Proto-Germanic *haigrô, from earlier *hraigrô via dissimilation.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛːrun/, /ˈhɛːr(ə)n/, /ˈhɛi̯run/, /hɛi̯ˈruːn/

NounEdit

heron (plural herons)

  1. the grey heron (Ardea cinerea), or (rarely) a representation of it used in heraldry
  2. the meat of a heron used as food.

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  • English: heron, hern
  • Scots: hern

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heron m (plural herons)

  1. heron

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