Definition of erne in English:

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Pronunciation: /ərn/


The sea eagle.
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.

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Syllabification: erne

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