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[ur-thuh n] /ˈɜr θən/

composed of .
adjective (prenominal)
made of baked clay: an earthen pot
made of earth

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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