herne etymology

Middle English word herne comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱrū-, Latin crescendum, and later Proto-Germanic *hurną (Horn.)

Detailed word origin of herne

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱrū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) horn
crescendum Latin (lat)
*ḱr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hurną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Horn.
*hurnijǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A little horn; hook. An angle; corner; nook.
herne Old Frisian (ofs)
hyrni Old Norse (non)
hyrne Old English (ang) Angle. Corner. Horn.
herne Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as herne

Descendants of *ḱerh₂-
corner hart heort hert hiren hirne horn horne huirne hurne hyrne inkhorn rather reother rether rither rodder rother rudder ruther sere unikorn
Descendants of *ḱrū-