Earthen



[ur-thuh n] /ˈɜr θən/

adjective
1.
composed of .
2.
.
/ˈɜːθən/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
made of baked clay: an earthen pot
2.
made of earth
adj.

early 13c., “made of earth;” see earth + -en (2). Not attested in Old English (where eorðen meant “of or in the earth”). Cognate of Old High German irdin, Gothic airþeins. Meaning “made of clay” is attested from late 14c.

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