From Proto-West Germanic *gernō. Equivalent to ġeorn (“eager”) + -e (“-ly”, adverbal suffix).
- IPA(key): /ˈje͜or.ne/, [ˈje͜orˠ.ne]
- eagerly, keenly, willingly
- c. 992, Ælfric, "The Epiphany of the Lord"
Ġeorne wiste se Ælmihtiga Scyppend, ærðan þe he þa gesceafta gesceope, hwæt toweard wæs.
- The Almighty Father well knew, before he created his creatures, what was to come to pass.