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also ern  (ûrn)
A sea eagle, especially Haliaeetus albicilla of Europe.

[Middle English ern, eagle, from Old English earn; see or- in Indo-European roots.]


(ɜːn) or


(Animals) another name for the (European) sea eagle
[Old English earn; related to Old Norse örn eagle, Old High German aro eagle, Greek ornis bird]


(Placename) a river in N central Republic of Ireland, rising in County Cavan and flowing north across the border, through Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne and then west to Donegal Bay. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)

sea′ ea`gle

any of several large eagles of the genus Haliaeetus, that usu. feed on fish.
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Noun1.erne - bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tailerne - bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
sea eagle - any of various large eagles that usually feed on fish
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McCluskey has been a regular in the Erne squad since 2000 but it's believe he has been frustrated with the county set up over the past few weeks.
Silence has been the order of the day as the Erne county prepares to book their first Ulster final slot since 1982.
McCluskey did a superb job on Armagh ace Steven McDonnell in the Erne county's historic run to glory two years ago when Tom Brewster's late point pushed them into an All-Ireland semi-final.
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Swimming champ Oliver Ledwith spotted the victim floating face down in Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh.