Etymology: From , from the (term, gearn); which is akin to the (OHG.) (term, garn, , yarn), German (term, Garn), and w:Greek language, Greek (term, sc=Grek, , tr=chordá, , string); w:Latin language, Latin (term, hernia, , rupture), and the w:Sanskrit language, Sanskrit (term, , hira, band).
- (uncountable) A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
- (nautical) bundle, 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.
- (countable) A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.
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