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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Nonce-derivation from pern by William Butler Yeats; see the 1928 quotation.

VerbEdit

perne ‎(third-person singular simple present pernes, present participle perning, simple past and past participle perned)

  1. To spin or gyrate (as the pern of a spinning-wheel).

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin perna ‎(mussel)

NounEdit

perne f ‎(plural pernes)

  1. A kind of saltwater mussel. (Mytiloida)

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pernē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of perneō

ReferencesEdit

  • perne in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Tocharian BEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an Iranian language. Compare Tocharian A paräṃ.

NounEdit

perne

  1. power, rank
  2. glory
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