geornan

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *girnijan (to be eager for, desire), from Proto-Germanic *girnijaną (to desire, want), from *gernaz (eager, willing) (from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for)) + *-janą (suffix forming factitive verbs from adjectives).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈje͜or.nɑn/, [ˈje͜orˠ.nɑn]

Verb[edit]

ġeornan

  1. to desire, beg, yearn

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: yernen

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