terne

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French terne (dull, dim), from Frankish *tarni (hidden, obscure), from Proto-Germanic *darnijaz (concealed, masked, veiled), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ǝ)-, *dhrē- (to hold, hold tight, support). Cognate with Old High German tarni (hidden), Old English dyrne, dierne (hidden, secret, obscure, concealed). More at dern.

Adjective[edit]

terne m (feminine terne, masculine plural ternes, feminine plural ternes)

  1. dull, colourless, drab
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ternas.

Noun[edit]

terne m (plural ternes)

  1. (obsolete) trinity, gathering of three people
  2. (backgammon, dice) double-three
  3. (bingo) three in a row

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Adjective[edit]

terne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ternus