dyrne

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *darnijaz (concealed), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ǝ)-, *dhrē- (to hold, hold tight, support). Cognate with Old Frisian dern, Old Saxon derni, Old High German tarni.

Adjective[edit]

dyrne

  1. secret, hidden
    Ne sceal dyrne sum wesan: nothing must be secret. (Beowulf)
Declension[edit]
Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative dyrna dyrne dyrne dyrnan nom. dyrne dyrne dyrnu dyrne dyrnu, -e dyrna, -e
accusative dyrnan dyrne dyrnan acc. dyrnne dyrne dyrne dyrne dyrnu, -e dyrna, -e
genitive dyrnan dyrnra, dyrnena gen. dyrnes dyrnes dyrnre dyrnra
dative dyrnan dyrnum dat. dyrnum dyrnum dyrnre dyrnum
instrumental dyrne


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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *darniją (secret), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ǝ)-, *dhrē- (to hold, hold tight, support).

Noun[edit]

dyrne n

  1. a secret
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