ern, erne, grey sea eagle, gray sea eagle, European sea eagle, white-tailed sea eagle, Haliatus albicilla

(noun) bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


erne (plural ernes)

A sea eagle (Haliaeetus), especially the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

(chiefly, poetic, dialectal, scientific) An eagle.


• (an eagle): sea eagle, white-tailed eagle

Etymology 2



(obsolete) To long; to yearn.


• NEER, Neer, Rene, ne'er, neer, reen

Source: Wiktionary

Ern, Erne, n. Etym: [AS. earn eagle; akin to D. arend, OHG. aro, G. aar, Icel., Sw., & Dan. örn, Goth. ara, and to Gr. Ornithology.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: A sea eagle, esp. the European white-tailed sea eagle (Haliæetus albicilla).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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