English - Etymology 2
English - Etymology 1
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɜːn/
- (US) enPR: ûrn, IPA(key): /ɝn/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)n
- Homophones: ern, erne, urn
(transitive) To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
- 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- (transitive) To receive payment for work.
- (intransitive) To receive payment for work.
- (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.
- (transitive) To be worthy of.
- (gain through applied effort or work): deserve, merit, garner, win
- ((transitive) receive payment for work):
- ((intransitive) receive payment for work):
- (cause someone to receive payment or reward): yield, make, generate, render
English - Etymology 3
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Old English - Etymology
Proto-Germanic *arô, from Proto-Indo-European *er- (“eagle, large bird”), *or-. Cognate with Old Saxon arn (Dutch arend, adelaar), Old High German aro (German Aar), Old Norse ǫrn (Swedish örn, Danish ørn), Gothic
Old English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /æɑrn/