English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Old English earnian

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

to Earn

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to Earn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To gain (success) through applied effort or work.
    You can have the s'mores: you earned them, clearing the walkway of snow so well.
  2. (transitive) To receive (money) for working.
    He earns seven million dollars a year as CEO.
    My bank account is only earning one percent interest.
  3. (intransitive) To receive money for working.
    Now that you are earning, you can start paying me rent.
  4. (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive (money).
    My CD earns me six percent!

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  • (gain through applied effort or work):
  • ((transitive) receive (money) for working):
  • (deserve): deserve, merit
  • ((intransitive) receive money for working):
  • (cause someone to receive money):

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Old English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Proto-Germanic *arnuz, 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 𐌰𐍂𐌰; and, outside the Germanic languages, with Greek ὄρνις, Armenian [[որոր#Template:Hy|որոր]] (oror), gull), Old Irish irar (Irish iolar), Lithuanian erēlis, eagle, Old Church Slavonic orlьlъ (Russian орёл, eagle)

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

earn m.

  1. eagle

Declension[edit | edit source]

Singular Plural
nominative earn earnas
accusative earn earnas
genitive earnes earna
dative earne earnum

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West Frisian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Earn c. (pl. earnen)[[Category:Template:Fy nouns|Earn]]

  1. eagle
  2. (figuratively) miser

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