Etymology, English, Fern

  Etymology From Middle English fern, from Old English fearn, from Proto-West Germanic *farn, from Proto-Indo-European *pornóm (“feather, wing; fern, leaf”), from *p(t)erH- (“fern”). Cognate with West Frisian fear, Dutch varen, German Farn, Lithuanian spar̃nas, Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬥𐬀‎ (parəna), Kamkata-viri por, Sanskrit पर्ण (parṇá). Pronunciation (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɜːn/ (General…