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

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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɜː(ɹ)/, unstressed IPA(key): /ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɝ/, unstressed IPA(key): /ɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English here, hir, hire, from Old English hiere (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).

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. Belonging to her.
    This is her book

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

PronounEdit

her

  1. The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; 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)
    • 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."

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.
    • Hélène Cixous
      [] 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 / heare)

  1. iron

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CornishEdit

NounEdit

her

  1. Mixed mutation of ger.

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

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hér.

AdverbEdit

her

  1. here

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hera.

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

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


KurdishEdit

LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hieër

NounEdit

her m

  1. vocative singular of hieër

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hǣr, from Proto-Germanic *hērą.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

her (plural heres)

  1. (countable) A hair (follicular growth on the skin)
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 1:14”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And the heed of hym and his heeris weren whijt, as whijt wolle, and as snow; and the iȝen of hym as flawme of fier.
      And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and like snow, and his eyes were like fire's flame.
  2. (uncountable) hair (follicular growths on the skin)
  3. A hairy animal skin; a pelt or a product made of it.
  4. Something similar in appearance to hair (e.g. a botanical hair)
  5. (figuratively) A small part; any part (of a person)
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DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hiera, from Proto-Germanic *hezōi.

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of hire

PronounEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of hire

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of hire

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 4Edit

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. Alternative form of here
ReferencesEdit

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. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by hær

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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 (her).

AdverbEdit

hēr

  1. here
    Hēr iċ eom!
    Here I am!
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hērą, from Proto-Indo-European *keres- (rough hair, bristle). Cognate with Old Saxon hār, Dutch haar, Old High German hār (German Haar), Old Norse hár (Swedish hår).

NounEdit

hēr n

  1. Alternative form of hǣr

Old High GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hairaz.

AdjectiveEdit

hēr

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronounEdit

hēr

  1. (northern dialects) Alternative form of er
DescendantsEdit
  • Middle High German: her, he
    • Central Franconian:
    • Central Franconian: hien (from the accusative)
    • Vilamovian: hār

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Persian هر (har). Cognate with Latin salvus (safe, whole), Ancient Greek ὅλος (hólos, complete, whole).

DeterminerEdit

her

  1. every
  2. each

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

her (plural hers)

  1. hair

DeclensionEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

her f (plural heriau)

  1. challenge

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
her unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZazakiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to Persian هر (har).

AdjectiveEdit

her

  1. each

Etymology 2Edit

Related to Persian خر (xar).

NounEdit

her ?

  1. donkey