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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman tawné.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtau̯neː/, /ˈtau̯niː/

NounEdit

tawne (uncountable)

  1. tawny, brown-orange (colour)
  2. tawny-coloured fabric
  3. A tawny-coloured beverage

DescendantsEdit

  • English: tawny
  • Scots: tanny, tannie

ReferencesEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tawne

  1. tawny-coloured

DescendantsEdit

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See alsoEdit

Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet; inde              rose, murrey; purpel              claret