Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A heron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Corner.
  • pro. hers; her own.
  • n. heron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heron; esp., the common European heron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A corner.
  • Hers.
  • n. Same as heron.
  • n. An obsolete form of harn.
  • n. The pilchard. Also hernan.

Etymologies

Variant of heron.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English herne, hyrne, from Old English hyrne ("corner"), from Proto-Germanic *hurnjō, *hurnjōn (“projecting point, corner, angle”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱera(w)-, *ḱrū- (“horn”). More at hirn. (Wiktionary)
From English dialectal hern, from her +‎ -n, adjective formative. Compare hisn. (Wiktionary)
Dialectal variant of en. (Wiktionary)

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  • var. of "heron"

    April 28, 2009