Erne meaning

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A sea eagle, especially Haliaeetus albicilla of Europe.
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A sea eagle; esp., the European white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which lives near the sea, lakes, or rivers.
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(chiefly poetic, dialectal, sciences) An eagle.

The bald earn.

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An eagle with a distinctive white tail; specifically, the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).
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Origin of erne

  • Middle English ern eagle from Old English earn or- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary