stearn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
stearn
es; m. Some kind of bird. [Starn is a name for the starling in the Shetland Isles; the same bird is called a starnel in Northants. v. E. D. S. Pub., Bird Names, p. 73. Starn is used in Norfolk for the common tern: and stern is a name for the black tern, ib. pp. 202, 204] Stearn, stearno, stern beacita (according to Migne beacita is a woodcock or snipe), Txts. 45, 284. Stearn, Wrt. Voc. i. 281, 3: ii. 11, 1: beatica, i. 62, 32: beacita vel sturnus, 29, 6: fida ii. 108, 52. Stern, 35, 28. Stern avis qui dicitur gavia, Txts. 108, 1116. Stærn stronus ( = sturnus ), Wrt. Voc. i. 29, 39. Him stearn (the tern) oncwæð ísigfeþera, Exon. Th. 307, 14; Seef. 23.
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