terne

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

terne ‎(uncountable)

  1. An alloy coating made of lead and tin (or, more recently, zinc and tin) and used to cover steel.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French terne(dull, dim), from Frankish *tarni(hidden, obscure), from Proto-Germanic *darnijaz(concealed, masked, veiled), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ǝ)-, *dhrē-(to hold, hold tight, support). Cognate with Old High German tarni(hidden), Old English dyrne, dierne(hidden, secret, obscure, concealed). More at dern.

Adjective[edit]

terne m, f ‎(plural ternes)

  1. dull; colourless; drab
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ternas.

Noun[edit]

terne m ‎(plural ternes)

  1. (obsolete) trinity, gathering of three people
  2. (backgammon, dice games) double-three
  3. (bingo) three in a row

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

terne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ternus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þerna

Noun[edit]

terne f, m ‎(definite singular terna or ternen, indefinite plural terner, definite plural ternene)

  1. a tern (seabird of family Sternidae)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þerna

Noun[edit]

terne f ‎(definite singular terna, indefinite plural terner, definite plural ternene)

  1. a tern (seabird of family Sternidae)

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