- ( transitive ) To gain ( success, reward, recognition ) through applied effort or work .
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- ( transitive ) To receive payment for work .
- ( intransitive ) To receive payment for work .
- ( transitive ) To cause ( someone ) to receive payment or reward
- ( transitive ) To be worthy of .
- ( gain through applied effort or work ): deserve, merit, garner, win
- ( ( transitive ) receive payment for work ):
- ( ( intransitive ) receive payment for work ):
- ( cause someone to receive payment or reward ): yield, make, generate, render
- Arne, nare, near, Nera
- IPA: /æɑrn/
- English: erne
Old English earnian
Proto-Germanic *arô, from Proto-Indo-European *er- ( “eagle, large bird” ), *or-. Cognate with Old Saxon arn ( Dutch arend ), Old High German aro ( German Aar ), Old Norse ǫrn ( Swedish örn, Danish ørn ), Gothic ; and, outside the Germanic languages, with Ancient Greek ὄρνις, Old Armenian որոր ( oror, “gull” ), Old Irish irar ( Irish iolar ), Lithuanian erēlis, eagle, Old Church Slavonic orlьlъ ( Russian орёл, eagle )
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