The largest eagle we have in Great Britain is the erne or white-tailed eagle—the sea-eagle.
But the erne cried out: “Bring in now the sitter, who shall fill the empty throne!”
Ballyshannon and Bundoran, in the extreme south, are centres for the erne and other waters outside the county.
And how could I tell that the erne would give thee up unstolen?
No doubt a corruption of erne, a name which is still given to the sea eagle (Aquila albicilla).
The river erne, after a long and rapid course falls into the Tay below Perth.
Mr. erne leaned forward in the chair, with hands clasped upon his knees, and eyes upbent.
The famous "salmon-leap" at Ballyshannon, on the erne, was formerly very productive.
Three English fishers on the erne shared the universal bad luck, for in three days they had only captured one five-pounder.
erne (ėrn), the name often given to all the eagles of the genus Haliatus, but more specifically to the white-tailed sea-eagle.
"sea eagle," from Old English earn "eagle," a common Germanic word (cf. Old High German arn, German Aar, Middle Dutch arent, Old Norse örn, Gothic ara "eagle"), from PIE root *or- "great bird, eagle" (cf. Greek ornis "bird," Old Church Slavonic orilu, Lithuanian erelis, Welsh eryr "eagle"). The Germanic word also survives in the first element of old Germanic names such as Arnold and Arthur.