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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 games) 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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