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 forth bubbling and boiling from the earth. Cf. {Torrent}, and see {Burn}, v.] A stream or rivulet; a burn. [1913 Webster]

My little boat can safely pass this perilous bourn. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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