Harns meaning

(in the plural) Brains.

And of hys hede he brake the bone / The harnes lay uppon the stone. ― Halliwell.

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Origin of harns

  • From Middle English hernes, from Late Old English hærnes (“brains”), plural of hærn (“brain”), from Proto-Germanic *hirzniją (“brain”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱara-, *ḱeras-, *ḱrās- (“head”). Cognate with Scots harn, harnis (“brain; brains”), Dutch hersenen or hersens (“brain”), German Hirn (“brain”), Swedish hjärna (“brain”), Latin cerebrum (“brain”), Ancient Greek κάρα (kára, “head”).

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