Origin of fernMiddle English from Old English fearn from Indo-European an unverified form porno-, leaf, feather (from source Sanskrit parna, feather, leaf) from base an unverified form per-, to transport, fly from source fare
Origin of fernMiddle English from Old English fearn ; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
From Old English fearn, from Proto-Germanic *farną (cf. Dutch varen, German Farn), from Proto-Indo-European *pornóm (“wing, feather”). Cognate with Lithuanian spar̃nas, Albanian fier (“fern”), Avestan [script?] (parəna, “feather”), Sanskrit पर्ण (parṇá, “feather”).
- A female given name from the fern plant.
- Growing a fern is a great start to learning how to lok after your garden.
- If we consider a leaf of the common fern we find that in its young condition it is closely rolled up, the upper or ventral surface being quite concealed.
- I have not heard so much as a locust over the sweet-fern these three hours.
- This palm will grow to a height of 100 ft., and shows enormous fern-like leaves.
- When I saw the fern, I was reminded of primitive plants that I saw in a history video.