eterne [ih-turn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Archaic.
Origin of eterne 1325–75; Middle English Latin aeternus, contraction of aeviternus, equivalent to aev(um) age + -i- -i- + -ternus, extended form of -ernus suffix of temporal adjectives Examples from the Web for eterne Historical Examples of eterne
She engendered them in her own fruitful breast, and her “copy is eterne.”
R. W. Wright
The form ‘eterne’ occurs in Shakespeare only in Macbeth, iii.
A. C. Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for eterne eterne adjective
- an archaic or poetic word for eternal
Word Origin for eterne C14: from Old French, from Latin aeternus