darr

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from dorrhawk (the nightjar), from its similar diet and appearance in flight.

Noun[edit]

darr (plural darrs)

  1. (Britain, dialect, Norfolk) A bird, the European black tern.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for darr in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *darōþuz (light spear, javelin, dart).

Noun[edit]

darr n

  1. spear, dart

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • darr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press