perne

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nonce-derivation from pern by William Butler Yeats; see the 1928 quotation.

Verb[edit]

perne (third-person singular simple present pernes, present participle perning, simple past and past participle perned)

  1. To spin or gyrate (as the pern of a spinning-wheel).

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin perna (mussel)

Noun[edit]

perne f (plural pernes)

  1. A kind of saltwater mussel. (Mytiloida)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pernē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of perneō

Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bher- (shining); more at bear.

Adjective[edit]

perne (A parno)

  1. shining, luminous