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A basket of yarn (twisted fiber)

English

Etymology

From Middle English, from the Old English gearn; which is akin to the Old High German garn (yarn), [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Garn, and Greek χορδή (chordḗ), string); Latin hernia (rupture), and the Sanskrit hira (band).

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Noun

Singular
yarn

Plural
s

yarn (s)
  1. (uncountable) A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
  2. (nautical) Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
  3. (countable) A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.

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Verb

Infinitive
to yarn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to yarn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To tell a story.

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