One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- archaic term for silver
- ‘They stepped out again into a silvern meadow.’
- ‘Her hair was a pale, silvern blond.’
- ‘He put the silvern tray onto the nightstand table.’
- ‘Yet countervailing this is a kind of silvern charm the moment he talks.’
- ‘Although both girls had unusual eyes and silvern blond hair, no one would have mistaken one for the other.’
Old English seolfren, silfren (see silver, -n).
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