isern

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *īsarną, probably from Proto-Celtic *īsarnom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésh₂r̥ (blood). Cognates include Old Saxon īsarn, Dutch ijzer, Old High German īsarn (German Eisen), Old Norse ísarn, járn (Danish jern or jærn, Swedish järn), Gothic 𐌴𐌹𐍃𐌰𐍂𐌽 (eisarn), Old Irish īärn (Irish iarann, Welsh haearn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

īsern n (nominative plural īsern)

  1. the metal iron
  2. an instrument or tool made from iron, especially an iron sword
  3. an iron shackle or fetter

Adjective[edit]

īsern

  1. consisting or made of iron

Descendants[edit]