FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hár, from Proto-Germanic *hērą, from Proto-Indo-European *keres- (rough hair, bristle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hár n (genitive singular hárs, plural hár)

  1. hair

DeclensionEdit

Declension of hár
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative hár hárið hár hárini
accusative hár hárið hár hárini
dative hári hárinum hárum hárunum
genitive hárs hársins hára háranna

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hár, hór, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz.

AdjectiveEdit

hár (comparative hærri, superlative hæstur)

  1. high
    Múrinn er hár.
    The wall is high
  2. tall
    Guð minn almáttugur! Þú ert orðinn svo hár!
    My god almighty! You've gotten so tall!
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hár, from Proto-Germanic *hērą.

NounEdit

hár n (genitive singular hárs, nominative plural hár)

  1. hair
    Þú hefur fallegt hárin.
    You have pretty hairs.
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Etymology 3Edit

Cognate with the Faroese háur, hávur,[1] Norwegian Bokmål hai and Swedish haj.

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

hár m (genitive singular hás, nominative plural hávar)

  1. (archaic) a dogfish
DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ásgeir Blöndal MagnússonÍslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hár

  1. h-prothesized form of ár

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hauhaz (high), from Proto-Indo-European *kewk- (to bend, curve, arch, vault). Cognate with Old English hēah, Old Frisian hāch, Old Saxon hōh, Old High German hōh, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐌷𐍃 (hauhs).

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hár (comparative hærri, superlative hæstr)

  1. high, tall
    • Vǫluspá, verse 19, lines 1-4, in 1867, S. Bugge, Norrœn fornkvæði: Sæmundar Edda hins fróða. Christiania, page 4:
      Ask veit ek standa / heitir Yggdrasill
      hár baðmr, ausinn / hvíta auri; []
      I know an ash stands / named Yggdrasill
      a high tree, washed / with white mud; []
DeclensionEdit
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DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: hár
  • Faroese: háur
  • Norn: hjog, høg
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: håg (< pl. hávir), (in compound place names only)
  • Westrobothnian: haug
  • Old Swedish: hø̄gher
    • Swedish: hög
    • Middle Norwegian: høg (from ca. 1400)
      • Norwegian Nynorsk: høg
        • Norwegian Bokmål: høg
  • Danish: høj
  • Old Gutnish: haur

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hērą, from Proto-Indo-European *keres- (rough hair, bristle). Compare Old Saxon and Old High German hār, Old English her, hǣr.

NounEdit

hár n

  1. hair
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Danish: hår n
  • Icelandic: hár n
  • Faroese: hár n
  • Norwegian Bokmål: hår n
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: hår n
  • Old Swedish: hār n

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

hár m (genitive hás, plural háir)

  1. thole, rowlock
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  • Norwegian Nynorsk:

Etymology 4Edit

Probably from a derivative of Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to hew, cut), related to Frankish *hauwan.

NounEdit

hár m

  1. spiny dogfish
    First Grammatical Treatise, 84 22:
    Har vex á kykvendum, en hȧr er fiskr.
    Hair grows on living things, but har is a fish.
Usage notesEdit

The First Grammarian says that this word had a long nasalized vowel, marked with an overdot, and contrasts it with hár (hair), which does not.

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Etymology 5Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

hár

  1. inflection of hárr:
    1. positive degree strong feminine nominative singular
    2. positive degree strong neuter nominative/accusative plural

NounEdit

hár

  1. inflection of :
    1. indefinite genitive singular
    2. indefinite nominative/accusative plural

ReferencesEdit

  • hár in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.