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kirn

noun \ˈkirn, ˈkərn\

Definition of kirn

plural

-s

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  1churn

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Origin and Etymology of kirn

Middle English (northern dialect) kirne, from Old Norse kirna; akin to Old Norse kjarni churn — more at churn


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kirn

verb \"\

Definition of kirn

-ed/-ing/-s

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  2churn

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kirn

noun \"\

Definition of kirn

plural

-s

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  harvest home 2 the good old custom of the kirn — J. G. Lockhart

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  the last handful or sheaf reaped at the harvest —called also mell

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Origin and Etymology of kirn

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse korn grain — more at corn


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