bourn

bourn
I
or bourne
[[t]bɔrn, boʊrn[/t]] n.
scot. a brook
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; see burn I II
bourn
[[t]bɔrn, boʊrn, bʊərn[/t]] n. archaic
1) a bound; limit
2) destination; goal
3) realm; domain
Etymology: 1515–25; earlier borne < MF, OF

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Bourn — Bourn, Bourne Bourne, n. [OE. burne, borne, AS. burna; akin to OS. brunno spring, G. born, brunnen, OHG. prunno, Goth. brunna, Icel. brunnr, and perh. to Gr. ?. The root is prob. that of burn, v., because the source of a stream seems to issue… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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