þerna

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þerna, from Proto-Germanic *þewernǭ. Cognate with Faroese terna, Danish terne, Swedish tärna. Compare also German Dirne, Dutch deerne.

Noun[edit]

þerna f (genitive singular þernu, nominative plural þernur)

  1. maid, girl, female servant
  2. attendant, stewardess
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þerna.

Noun[edit]

þerna f (genitive singular þernu, nominative plural þernur)

  1. tern
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Hyponyms[edit]
  • kría (arctic tern)

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

þerna f

  1. tern
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þewernǭ, through Old Saxon thiorna. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tekʷ- (to run).

Noun[edit]

þerna f

  1. maid servant
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