• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Yern Eager; brisk; quick; active. "Her song . . . loud and yern ."
    • v. i Yern See 3d Yearn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yern A simplified spelling of yearn.
    • yern An old spelling of yearn.
    • yern Brisk; lively; sprightly; eager.
    • yern To run; pass swiftly.
    • yern An old form of iron.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ╚Łern, ╚Łeorne, AS. georn, desirous, eager. See Yearn to long


In literature:

Ulf Van Yern / and / Other Ballads / By / George Borrow / London: / Printed for Private Circulation / 1913.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise