Origin: ME harnette < OE hyrnet, akin to Ger hornisse < IE base *er- (see horn) > L crabro, hornet
See hornet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English hornet
Origin: , alteration (probably influenced by horn, horn)
Origin: of hernet
Origin: , from Old English hyrnet; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
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