See also: Herr

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *skarna, from Proto-Indo-European *sker- (to cut). Related to harr.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

herr f (indefinite plural herra, definite singular herri, definite plural herrat)

  1. dwarf, small creature

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “herr”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 146

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formed from herre (gentleman, master) by the same mechanism as grev, kong, fru. Note that Danish usually doesn't allow double consonants in non-intervocalic contexts.

ParticleEdit

herr

  1. (dated) mister (title)
    • 1942, Carlo Andersen, Politiet beder os efterlyse, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      »Det var et ganske besynderligt Indkøb, Herr Jensen,« indrømmede Wengel, i et krampagtigt Forsøg paa at oparbejde den fornødne Interesse.
    • 1921, Ingeniøren: ugeblad udgivet af Dansk Ingeniørforening
      Vi undlader dog ikke at bemærke, at vi, forinden Prøven blev afholdt, paa alle Maader søgte at overbevise Herr Jensen om, at en sammenlignende Prøve foretaget paa den Maade vilde være spildt Ulejlighed.

Usage notesEdit

Today, appears almost exclusively in the abbreviated form hr..


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Norse ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ (harja) (accusative), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (war).

NounEdit

herr m (genitive herjar)

  1. crowd, multitude; host (as in a host of men)
  2. army, host, troops (on land or sea)
  3. (in the plural) men, warriors

DeclensionEdit

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: her
  • Faroese: herur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: her
  • Westrobothnian: her
  • Old Swedish: hær
  • Danish: hær
    • Norwegian Bokmål: hær
      • Norwegian Nynorsk: hær

ReferencesEdit

herr”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See herre (lord, master, gentleman)

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛr/, [hærː]

NounEdit

herr c

  1. (dated, formal) Mister, Sir (used in address and titles); a form of herre
    1904, Selma Lagerlöf, The Treasure[1], archived from the original on 18 December 2019, page 6:
    I Solberga prästgård satt prästen, herr Arne, och åt aftonvard i kretsen av allt sitt husfolk.
    At Solberga parsonage, the priest, herr Arne, sat at supper surrounded by all his household.
    Note: After the you-reform of the 1960's and 70's usage of the first name is seen as more proper, except under the most formal circumstances (e.g. military or royalty).

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