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REP 5 

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EN 2ER 2
NE 2PE 4
RE 2 

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  • IPA(key): /pɜː(ɹ)n/

Etymology 1

Presumably from a verb pern, a variant of preen, from Middle English prene; pernyng is read by some editors in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (v. 611) and interpreted as the present participle of this verb, also reflected dialectally as pirn (reel; bobbin). See also pirl.


pern (plural perns)

  1. part of a spinning wheel, a conical spool onto which the thread is wound from the spindle
    • 1813 February 4, "Specification of the Patent granted to William Broughton [] for a Method of making a peculiar Species of Canvas", in The Repertory of Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture, page 72:
      [] these yarns are to be wove in the usual way of weaving canvas, but the weft to come off the pern or quill double []
    • 1851, Official catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, page 38:
      Model of a patent machine for winding yarn from the hank, upon the shuttlecope or pern.
    • 1894, The New Technical Educator: An Encyclopaedia of Technical Education, volume 3, page 234:
      In one division the spindles carry the bobbins revolving inside a kind of cup or cone fitting down upon the pern, and the latter is shaped to fit accurately this conical surface.
Derived terms
  • perne (verb)
  • perning

Etymology 2

19th century, after the taxonomical name Pernis (Cuvier 1816).


pern (plural perns)

  1. A honey buzzard; Pernis apivorus.

Etymology 3

See pernancy.


pern (third-person singular simple present perns, present participle perning, simple past and past participle perned)

  1. To take profit of; to make profitable.
    • 1608, Josuah Sylvester, Du Bartas his divine weekes and workes
      Those that, to ease their Purse, or please their Prince Pern their Profession


pern in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.




  1. plural of per

  • to move with a spiralling motion.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)