Last modified on 9 August 2014, at 17:15

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hām, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-. The pronunciation yem is used in various parts of North East England and is derived from the Danish and Norwegian Old Norse term hjem, meaning home.

NounEdit

hjem (uncountable)

  1. (Geordie) home.
    Am gannin hjem man!

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse heimr, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (to lie, settle).

NounEdit

hjem n (singular definite hjemmet, plural indefinite hjem)

  1. home
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse heim, from heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

AdverbEdit

hjem

  1. home (things, people in motion)

See alsoEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse heim, from heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Alternative formsEdit

  • heim (Nynorsk also)

NounEdit

hjem n (definite singular hjemmet, indefinite plural hjem, definite singular hjemma or hjemmene)

  1. a home
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdverbEdit

hjem

  1. home