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Andiron Explained

andiron at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['æn'daıən]

andiron at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

andiron at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

Andiron at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Andiron \And"i`ron\, n. [OE. anderne, aunderne, aundyre, OF.
andier, F. landier, fr. LL. andena, andela, anderia, of
unknown origin. The Eng. was prob. confused with brand-iron,
AS. brand-[=i]sen.]
A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace,
one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of
andirons.

andiron at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

andiron
n : metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were
too hot to touch" [syn: {firedog}, {dog}, {dog-iron}]

andiron at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Middle English anderne (aunderne, aundyre), from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » andier|lang=fro (mod. Inter: term » landier|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » cel-gau anderon 'calf' (compare Irish ainnir 'young woman', Welsh anner 'heifer, cow-calf', enderig 'bull-calf, ox', Breton annoar 'heifer, cow-calf'), because calves rather than dogs figured prominently on ancient Celtic firedogs. Altered in form under the unfluence of Inter: term » iron.

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of andirons.

  • Inter: seeCite » s

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a utensil for supporting wood while burning
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|牧乗せ台|tr=まきのせだい, makinosedai|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|morillo|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Fire -
    Translation: fa » andiron
    Translation: ku » andiron
    Translation: pt » andiron
    Translation: ta » andiron
    Translation: te » andiron
    Translation: vi » andiron