Last modified on 21 May 2014, at 00:46

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hām, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-. Note that this pronunciation is not derived from Old Norse, as is sometimes assumed on the basis of Danish and Norwegian hjem - the pronunciation in Geordie is directly derivable from the Old English form by regular rules. Compare [stjɛn] 'stone' from stān.

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