See also: hér, hèr, hær, her-, and Her

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

her

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Herero.

EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English here, hir, hire, from Old English hire (her), from Proto-Germanic *hezōi (dative and genitive singular of *hijō). Cognate with North Frisian hör, Saterland Frisian hier, hiere (her), West Frisian har (her), Dutch haar (her), German Low German hör (her), German ihr (her).

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. Belonging to her (belonging to that female, or in poetic or old-fashioned language that ship, city, season, etc).
    This is her book
    • 1928, The Journal of the American Dental Association, page 765:
      Prodigal in everything, summer spreads her blessings with lavish unconcern, and waving her magic wand across the landscape of the world, she bids the sons of men to enter in [...]
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 1:
      Her crew knew that deep in her heart beat engines fit and able to push her blunt old nose ahead at a sweet fourteen knots, come Hell or high water.
    • 2001, Betsy Gould Hearne, Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 78:
      On top of the circle she wrote her name, Louise, just above where the 12 on a clock would be.
    • 2010, Andrew Lambert, Nelson: Britannia's God of War, Faber & Faber (→ISBN):
      On 24 April Nelson rejoined his ship, her battle damage repaired []
  2. Belonging to a person of unspecified gender (to counterbalance the traditional "his" in this sense).
    • 2017, David Yellin, Essentials of Integrating the Language Arts (page 115)
      Begin by having students choose a short poem to memorize; they will enjoy searching the library for a poem that appeals to them. If a student wishes to memorize her poem and share it aloud with the rest of the class, suggest a buddy system.

TranslationsEdit

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PronounEdit

her

  1. The form of she used after a preposition, as the object of a verb, or (deprecated) with a conjunction; that woman, that ship, etc.
    Give it to her (after preposition)
    He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
    He treated her for a cold (direct object)
    Him and her went for a walk (with a conjunction; deprecated)
    • February 1896, Ground-swells, by Jeannette H. Walworth, published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine; page 183:
      "Then what became of her?"
      "Her? Which ‘her’? The park is full of ‘hers’."
      "The lady with the green feathers in her hat. A big Gainsborough hat. I am quite sure it was Miss Hartuff."
    • 1950, C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
      "It's all right," he was shouting. "Come out, Mrs. Beaver. Come out, Sons and Daughters of Adam and Eve. It's all right! It isn't her!" This was bad grammar of course, but that is how beavers talk when they are excited; I mean, in Narnia—in our world they usually don't talk at all.
    • 2013, James Tully, The Crimes of Charlotte Brontë
      Everyday I had to watch as him and her went off for long walks together, and each night I had to go to my lonely, cold bed with the thought that they were sharing the same one

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

her (plural hers)

  1. (informal) A female person or animal.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
    • 1986, Hélène Cixous, Sorties (translated)
      [] daring dizzying passages in other, fleeting and passionate dwellings within the hims and hers whom she inhabits []
    • 2004, Charles J. Sullivan, Love and Survival, page 68:
      By this time, she had so many questions, but she only hit him up for one answer about those “hims” and “hers.” She asked, “Do both hims and hers reproduce hummers?”

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ferrum. Compare Daco-Romanian fier, Spanish hierro.

NounEdit

her n (plural heari or heare)

  1. iron

Related termsEdit


CornishEdit

NounEdit

her

  1. Mixed mutation of ger.

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

her f

  1. genitive plural of hra

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hér.

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here

Related termsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here

Usage notesEdit

  • Not in common usage, "hier" is rather used. "her" is only used in expressions like the ones below.

Derived termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hér.

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here

Etymology 2Edit

From herur.

NounEdit

her

  1. indefinite accusative singular of herur

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hera. Cognate to German Low German her.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

her

  1. hither, to this place, to here, to me/us
  2. ago

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • her” in Duden online
  • her” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

hēr

  1. Romanization of 𐌷𐌴𐍂

IcelandicEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse herr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

her m (genitive singular hers, nominative plural herir)

  1. army, military

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hieër

NounEdit

her m

  1. vocative singular of hieër

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Old English hǣr, from Proto-West Germanic *hār, from Proto-Germanic *hērą.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

her (plural heres)

  1. (countable) a hair (follicular growth on the skin)
  2. (uncountable) hair (follicular growths on the skin)
  3. pelt, hide, animal skin
  4. Something similar in appearance to hair (e.g. a botanical hair)
  5. (figuratively) small part, any part (of a person)
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: hair
  • Scots: hair, hayr, hare
  • Yola: haar

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Old English hēr, from Proto-West Germanic *hēr, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of hire (her, genitive)

PronounEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of hire (hers)

Etymology 4Edit

PronounEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of hire (her, object)

Etymology 5Edit

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of here (their)

Etymology 6Edit

AdjectiveEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of here (pleasant)

Etymology 7Edit

NounEdit

her (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of here (haircloth)

Etymology 8Edit

NounEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of herre (hinge)

Etymology 9Edit

NounEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of here (army)

Etymology 10Edit

NounEdit

her (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of heir (heir)

Etymology 11Edit

VerbEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of heren (to hear)

Etymology 12Edit

AdjectiveEdit

her

  1. comparative degree of he (high)

North FrisianEdit

PronounEdit

her

  1. her: third-person singular, feminine, objective
  2. her: third-person singular, feminine, possesive

Northern KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *sárwas.

AdverbEdit

Central Kurdish هەر(her)

her

  1. every, each
  2. anyone
  3. anyway

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hér.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hér.

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here
    Det er fint å vera her.
    It's nice to be here.
  2. just now, recently
    Eg såg ho her ein dag.
    I saw her just the other day.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

her m (definite singular heren, indefinite plural herar, definite plural herane)

  1. (pre-2012) alternative form of hær

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hēr, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r, apparently from the stem *hi- (this); the exact formation is unclear. Cognate with Old Saxon hēr, Old High German hiar, Old Norse hér, Gothic 𐌷𐌴𐍂 (hēr).

AdverbEdit

hēr

  1. here
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexateuch, Genesis 46:2
      God hine ġehīerde and cleopode hine and cwæþ tō him, "Iācōb, Iācōb"! And hē him andswarode and cwæþ, "Hēr iċ eom!"
      God heard him and called out, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he answered him and said, "Here I am!"
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

hēr n

  1. Alternative form of hǣr

Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *hār. Cognates include Old English hǣr, Old Saxon hār and Old Dutch hār.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈheːr/, [ˈhɛːr]

NounEdit

hēr n

  1. hair

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old High GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hairaz.

AdjectiveEdit

hēr (comparative hērro or hērōro)

  1. gray-haired, old
  2. noble, venerable
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronounEdit

her

  1. (northern dialects) Alternative form of er
DescendantsEdit
  • Middle High German: hër, he
    • Central Franconian:
      • Moselle Franconian: ä, en (from the accusative)
        Eifelisch: hän, hen, en
      • Ripuarian:
        Aachensch: he
        Kölsch: , ä
    • East Central German:
      Lusatian-New Marchian:
      Thuringian:
      North Thuringian: he,
    • Rhine Franconian:
      Hessian:
      Low Hessian: he,
      South Hessian: he
    • Vilamovian: hār

Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

her

  1. accusative/dative singular of herr

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish هر‎, from Persian هر(har). Cognate with Bengali হর (hôr, every), Latin salvus (safe, whole), Ancient Greek ὅλος (hólos, complete, whole).

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. every
  2. each

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

her (nominative plural hers)

  1. hair

DeclensionEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare English here, used in an interjectory sense as in "here! shoo! go on!"

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

her f (plural heriau, not mutable)

  1. challenge

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “her”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

YolaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English here, from Old English hire, from Proto-West Germanic *heʀē.

PronounEdit

her

  1. her
    • 1867, “THE BRIDE'S PORTION”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Ich gae her.
      I gave her.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English hire, from Old English hire, from Proto-West Germanic *heʀā.

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. her
    • 1927, “ZONG OF TWI MAARKEET MOANS”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 6:
      Her egges.
      Her eggs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 102
  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 129

ZazakiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to Persian هر(har).

AdjectiveEdit

her

  1. each

Etymology 2Edit

Related to Persian خر(xar).

NounEdit

her ?

  1. donkey