æcern

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *akraną, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ógeh₂- (berry). Cognate with Old Frisian akern, Old Saxon akeran, Old Norse akarn (Danish agern), Old High German ackeran (German Ecker), Gothic 𐌰𐌺𐍂𐌰𐌽 (akran).

Analysed as āc +‎ corn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǣcern n (nominative plural ǣcernu)

  1. tree-mast (fruit of forest trees)
  2. acorn
  3. glans

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ǽcern in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary