Dern vs Yern - What's the difference?

dern | yern |

As verbs the difference between dern and yern

is that dern is to hide; secrete, as in a hole while yern is obsolete form of lang=en.

As a noun dern

is a secret; secrecy.

As an adjective dern

is hidden; secret; private.

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Alternative forms


Etymology 1

From (etyl) dern, derne, from (etyl) dyrne, . See below.


(en noun)
  • A secret; secrecy.
  • A secret place; hiding.
  • An obscure language.
  • Darkness; obscurity.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) dern, derne, from (etyl) dyrne, .


    (en adjective)
  • Hidden; secret; private.
  • * Dr. H. More, Immortal, of the Soul
  • Now with their backs to the den's mouth they sit, / Yet shoulder not all light from the dern pit.
  • * J. R. Drake, Culprit Fay
  • Through dreary beds of tangled fern, / Through groves of nightshade dark and dern .

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) dernen, .


    (en verb)
  • To hide; secrete, as in a hole.
  • He at length escaped them by derning himself in a fox-earth. ? H. Miller.
  • To hide oneself; skulk.
  • But look how soon they heard of Holoferne / Their courage quail'd, and they began to derne . ? T. Hudson.

    Etymology 4



    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A gatepost or doorpost.
  • So I just put my eye between the wall and the dern of the gate, and I saw him come up to the back door''.., Charles Kingsley, ''Westward Ho! , Ch. XIV, How Salvation Yeo Slew the King of the Gubbings.