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.
- (Geordie) home.
- Am gannin hjem man!
- IPA: /jɛm/, [jɛmˀ]
From Old Norse heimr, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“to lie, settle”).
hjem n (singular definite hjemmet, plural indefinite hjem)
- home (things, people in motion)