undern

noun

un·​dern
ˈəndə(r)n,
ˈu̇n-
plural -s
1
dialectal : the time from noon to sundown : afternoon
2
dialectal : a light meal in the forenoon or in the afternoon

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, third hour of the morning (9:00 a.m.), noon, from Old English; akin to Old High German untarn, untorn noon, Old Norse undorn midafternoon, midmorning, Gothic undaurnimats noon meal, and probably to Old High German untar between, among

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“Undern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undern. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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