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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.

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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 (feminine terne, masculine plural ternes, feminine 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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AdjectiveEdit

terne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ternus