(chiefly poetic, dialectal, sciences) An eagle.
Other Word Forms of Erne
Origin of Erne
From Middle English ern, erne, earn, from Old English earn (“eagle”), from Proto-Germanic *arô (“eagle”), from Proto-Indo-European *or- (“large bird, eagle”). Cognate with Dutch and Low German arend (“eagle”), Danish ørn (“eagle”), Swedish örn (“eagle”), German Aar (“eagle”), Ancient Greek ὄρνεον (orneon), ὄρνις (órneon, órnis, “bird”).
Middle English ern eagle from Old English earn or- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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