Definitions For Hern

Etymology 1

From Middle English herne, hyrne, from {{inh, en, ang, hyrne, , corner}}, from {{inh, en, gem-pro, hurnijō}}, *hurnijǭ, , projecting point, corner, angle, from {{der, en, ine-pro, *ḱera(w)-}}, *ḱrū-, , horn. More at hirn.

Alternative forms

{{alter, en, herne, hirn, hirne, hurn, hurne, hon}}


HERN (plural HERNs) (now chiefly, _, dialectal) corner, corner, nook. (now chiefly, _, dialectal) A recess beside a wide chimney-fireside. (now chiefly, _, dialectal) A corner of angular piece of land; a nook of land projecting into another district, parish, or field.

Etymology 2

From Middle English hiren, hirne, from the same source as her. The -n was added (especially in the speech of the Midlands and Southern England, starting in the 1300s) by analogy with mine and thine. (Compare ourn.) Displaced in standard speech by the -s form, hers, which see for more. Cognate with {{cog, vls, heurn, , hern}}.

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{{en-pron}} (obsolete, outside, British, and, American, _, dialects, especially, Appalachian) hers, hers; her own.

Etymology 3

Dialectal variant of heron.


HERN (plural HERNs) (dialectal, or, poetic) heron.



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