isern

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *īsarną, probably from Proto-Celtic *īsarnom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésh₂r̥ ‎(blood). Cognates include Old Saxon īsarn, Dutch ijzer, Old High German īsarn (German Eisen), Old Norse ísarn, járn (Danish jern or jærn, Swedish järn), Gothic 𐌴𐌹𐍃𐌰𐍂𐌽 ‎(eisarn), Old Irish īärn (Irish iarann, Welsh haearn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

īsern n (nominative plural īsern)

  1. the metal iron
  2. an instrument or tool made from iron, especially an iron sword
  3. an iron shackle or fetter

Adjective[edit]

īsern

  1. consisting or made of iron

Descendants[edit]