Erne Definition

ûrn
noun
A sea eagle; esp., the European white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which lives near the sea, lakes, or rivers.
Webster's New World

(chiefly poetic, dialectal, sciences) An eagle.

The bald earn.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Haliatus albicillawhite-tailed-sea-eagleEuropean sea eaglegray sea eaglegrey sea eagleern

Other Word Forms of Erne

Noun

Singular:
erne
Plural:
ernes

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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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