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harðr

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *harduz, whence also Old English heard, Old Frisian herd, Old Saxon hard, Old Dutch hart, Old High German hart, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌳𐌿𐍃 (hardus). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong; powerful).

AdjectiveEdit

harðr

  1. hard
  2. hard, stern, severe
  3. hardy

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian (bokmål): hard
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): hard
  • Swedish: hård

ReferencesEdit

  • “harðr” in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic