pirn


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pirn

(pɜːn; Scottish pɪrn)
n
1. a reel or bobbin
2. (Textiles) (in weaving) the spool of a shuttle
3. (Angling) a fishing reel
[C15: of uncertain origin]
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aabits 'primer', hakki-(ma) 'to chop', hangel-(dama) 'to profiteer', hekk 'hedge', jope 'jacket', jaager 'hunter', kamm 'comb', kartul 'potato', kett 'chain', kips 'gypsum', kirss 'cherry', klamber 'clamp', kleepi(ma) 'to paste', kleit 'dress', kohver 'suitcase', kork 'cork', kurk 'cucumber', kutsar 'coachman', number 'number', parun 'baron', pirn 'pear', plats 'square', pross 'breech', rehken-(da-ma) 'to reckon', sahtel 'drawer', sink 'ham', tass 'mug', vurts 'spice'.
Given OJ pirn 'daytime, noon', one might be tempted to derive the pit of kyepu and kinopu from an intermediate form *piu.