dorn

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See also: Dorn and dòrn

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Dorn (thorn).

Noun[edit]

dorn (plural dorns)

  1. A British ray; the thornback.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 dorn in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *durnos (compare Welsh dwrn (fist), Irish dorn), probably loaned from a non-Indo-European substrate language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dorn m (plural dornioù, dual daouarn)

  1. hand

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *durnos (compare Welsh dwrn (fist), Irish dorn), probably loaned from a non-Indo-European substrate language.

Noun[edit]

dorn m (dual dewdhorn or diwla, plural dornow)

  1. hand
  2. fist
  3. handle

Mutation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dorn, from Proto-Celtic *durnos (compare Welsh dwrn), probably loaned from a non-Indo-European substrate language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dorn m (genitive singular doirn, nominative plural doirne)

  1. fist

Declension[edit]

Alternative plural forms:

Derived terms[edit]

  • dornáil (to box, fist; boxing, fisting)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dorn dhorn ndorn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Iu Mien[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *tu̯ɛn (son, boy). Cognate with White Hmong tub.

Noun[edit]

dorn 

  1. boy

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch thorn, from Proto-West Germanic *þornu.

Noun[edit]

dorn m

  1. thorn
  2. thornbush

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: doren, doorn

Further reading[edit]