lierne

noun
li·​erne | \ lē-ˈərn How to pronounce lierne (audio) , -ˈern How to pronounce lierne (audio) \

Definition of lierne

: a rib in Gothic vaulting that passes from one intersection of the principal ribs to another

First Known Use of lierne

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lierne

French, from Middle French, probably from lier to bind, from Latin ligare

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“Lierne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lierne. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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