Dern (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.]

A gatepost or doorpost.

[Local Eng.]

C. Kingsley.

 

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Dern, a. [See Dearn, a.]

1.

Hidden; concealed; secret.

[Obs.] "Ye must be full dern."

Chaucer.

2.

Solitary; sad.

[Obs.]

Dr. H. More.

 

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