ternir

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From Middle French, from Old French ternir ‎(to make dim, make wan), from Frankish *tarnjan ‎(to cover up, conceal, hide), from Proto-Germanic *darnijaną ‎(to conceal), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ǝ)-, *dhrē- ‎(to hold, hold tight, support). Cognate with Old High German *tarnjan, tarnen ‎(to hide, cover up, conceal) (Modern German tarnen), Old English dyrnan, diernan ‎(to keep secret, conceal, hide, restrain, repress). More at dern, darn.

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ternir

  1. to tarnish (metal), fade (material)
  2. to tarnish (reputation etc.)

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