American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English letheren, from Old English leþeren, leþern, leþren, liþeren, liþren, lidrin (“made of leather, leathern"), equivalent to leather +"Ž -en. Cognate with Scotsletherin, lethrin, West Frisian learen, Dutchlederen, leren (“leathern"), Germanledern (“leathern").
Leathern Sentence Examples
The "Luck of Eden Hall," which has been celebrated in a ballad by the duke of Wharton, and in a second ballad written by Uhland, the German poet, and translated by Longfellow, is an enamelled goblet, kept in a leathern case dating from the times of Henry IV.
Round the waist over the tunic was worn a leathern girdle having a broad iron buckle damascened with silver.
A leathern tongue (lingula) is often seen to project from beneath the straps..
On the king's birthday each bedesman received a new blue gown, a loaf, a bottle of ale, and a leathern purse containing a penny for every year of the king's life.
Besides the large trade carried on there are native manufactories of cloth, carpets and leathern articles.