perne

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nonce-derivation from pern by William Butler Yeats; see the 1928 quotation.

Verb[edit]

perne ‎(third-person singular simple present pernes, present participle perning, simple past and past participle perned)

  1. To spin or gyrate (as the pern of a spinning-wheel).

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin perna ‎(mussel)

Noun[edit]

perne f ‎(plural pernes)

  1. A kind of saltwater mussel. (Mytiloida)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pernē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of perneō

Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an Iranian language. Compare Tocharian A paräṃ.

Noun[edit]

perne

  1. power, rank
  2. glory