terne

EnglishEdit

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NounEdit

terne ‎(uncountable)

  1. An alloy coating made of lead and tin (or, more recently, zinc and tin) and used to cover steel.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French, from Old French terne ‎(dull, dim), from Frankish *tarni ‎(hidden, obscure), from Proto-Germanic *darnijaz ‎(concealed, masked, veiled), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ǝ)-, *dhrē- ‎(to hold, hold tight, support). Cognate with Old High German tarni ‎(hidden), Old English dyrne, dierne ‎(hidden, secret, obscure, concealed). More at dern.

AdjectiveEdit

terne m, f ‎(plural ternes)

  1. dull; colourless; drab
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin ternas.

NounEdit

terne m ‎(plural ternes)

  1. (obsolete) trinity, gathering of three people
  2. (backgammon, dice) double-three
  3. (bingo) three in a row

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

terne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ternus

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þerna

NounEdit

terne f, m ‎(definite singular terna or ternen, indefinite plural terner, definite plural ternene)

  1. a tern (seabird of family Sternidae)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þerna

NounEdit

terne f ‎(definite singular terna, indefinite plural terner, definite plural ternene)

  1. a tern (seabird of family Sternidae)

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