isern

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *īsarną, probably from Proto-Celtic *īsarno-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésh₂r̥ (blood). Cognates include Old Saxon īsarn, Dutch ijzer, Old High German īsarn (German Eisen), Old Norse ísarn, járn (Danish jern or jærn, Swedish järn), Gothic 𐌴𐌹𐍃𐌰𐍂𐌽 (eisarn), Old Irish īärn (Irish iarann, Welsh haearn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

īsern n (nominative plural īsern)

  1. the metal iron
  2. an instrument or tool made from iron, especially an iron sword
  3. an iron shackle or fetter

AdjectiveEdit

īsern

  1. consisting or made of iron

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: iren
    • English: iron
    • Scots: airn
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