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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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Contract award: common ernes 88 provincial road development security - 2nd tranche - 13fat010.
Iwould never have thought of Northern Ireland as the perfect destination for a girlie weekend until visiting the stunning Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh.
The property nestled on a 600-acre peninsula is breathtaking, situated between Castle Hume Lough and lower Lough Erne.
Lukas Erne shows the extent to which Shakespeare's books and brand name circulated in the book trade and among other early readers.
Erne alone cites the writings of Pierre Bourdieu, even though much of this scholarship rests on the foundation of Bourdieu's thought.
Swifts dart over the soft green water, a moorhen splashes among the bulrushes and cows serenely graze on the shore, but of the Lady of Lough Erne, there is no sign.
Together, Northern Ireland's Upper and Lower Lough Erne comprise one of the largest freshwater bodies in the United Kingdom.
Swimming champ Oliver Ledwith spotted the victim floating face down in Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh.
The woman was in Erne Hospital's intensive care unit last night and is described as being in a critical condition.
McCluskey, who was named in the Erne starting line up for the crunch match against Croke last week took his place in the stand in Clones instead.
Silence has been the order of the day as the Erne county prepares to book their first Ulster final slot since 1982.