eastern

eastern

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of eastern in English

English Online Dictionary. What means eastern‎? What does eastern mean?

From Middle English esturne, esterne, from Old English ēasterne (eastern), from Proto-Germanic *austrōnijaz (eastern), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews-ro- (eastern), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews- (dawn, east). Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German ōstrōni (eastern), Old Norse austrœnn (eastern).

Morphologically east +‎ -ern.

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈiː.stən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈi.stɚn/
  • Rhymes: -iːstə(ɹ)n

eastern (comparative more eastern, superlative most eastern)

  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east.
    Synonym: (poetic) eoan
  2. (of a wind) Blowing from the east; easterly.
  3. (loosely) Oriental.
  • northern
  • southern
  • western
  • northeastern
  • southeastern
  • southwestern
  • northwestern
  • Earnest, Saetern, Tareens, earnest, estrane, nearest, renates, sterane

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