Origin of eterneMiddle English from Old French from Latin aeternus ; see eternal .
(comparative more eterne, superlative most eterne)
- 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, First Folio 1621, II.2:
- And neuer did the Cyclops hammers fall / On Mars his Armours, forg'd for proofe Eterne, / With lesse remorse then Pyrrhus bleeding sword / Now falles on Priam.
- Elizabeth Browning
- Built up to eterne significance.
From Old French eterne, from Latin aeternus.