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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

YERN, n. The earth (Ork. 1911 Svenska Landsmål 347).

[Prob. ad. Norw. dial. joren, O.N. jorðin, with the suffixed article, the earth, but the phonology is somewhat uncertain.]

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