Definition of erne in English:


Syllabification: erne
Pronunciation: /ərn


The sea eagle.
More example sentences
  • There were terns and ernes and gulls, myriad tropical varieties of birds of all shapes and sizes, albatrosses and finches and cranes…
  • The Erne is never a gregarious bird; its habits perhaps forbid the exercise of the sociable qualities.
  • This erne is common in North America, both by the coasts and by inland lakes, and also occurs in Northern Europe.


Old English earn 'eagle', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch arend.

Definition of erne in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…