Undern Un"dern, n. [AS. undern; akin to OS. undorn, OHG. untarn, untorn, Icel. undorn mid afternoon, mid forenoon, Goth. unda['u]rnimats the midday meal. Cf. {Undermeal}, {Undertime}.] The time between; the time between sunrise and noon; specifically, the third hour of the day, or nine o'clock in the morning, according to ancient reckoning; hence, mealtime, because formerly the principal meal was eaten at that hour; also, later, the afternoon; the time between dinner and supper. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

Betwixt undern and noon was the field all won. --R. of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

In a bed of worts still he lay Till it was past undern of the day. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • undern — sb. == third hour of the day, or 9 a.m. 2482 B.; [under]. Wright’s L. P. p. 41. AS. undern. MG. undaurns …   Oldest English Words

  • undern — m ( es/ as) morning (from 9 AM to 12 noon); the third hour (= 9 AM; later 11 AM); service at the third hour …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • undern — un·dern …   English syllables

  • undern — ˈəndə(r)n, ˈu̇n noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, third hour of the morning (9:00 a.m.), noon, from Old English; akin to Old High German untarn, untorn noon, Old Norse undorn midafternoon, midmorning, Gothic undaurnimats noon meal, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Undern Schnitt — German To slice upward from below …   Medieval glossary

  • undern-tide — …   Useful english dictionary

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