eterne [ih-turn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Archaic.

  1. eternal.

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.”

    Life: Its True Genesis

    R. W. Wright

  • The form ‘eterne’ occurs in Shakespeare only in Macbeth, iii.

    Shakespearean Tragedy

    A. C. Bradley

  • British Dictionary definitions for eterne eterne adjective

    1. an archaic or poetic word for eternal

    Word Origin for eterne C14: from Old French, from Latin aeternus

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