See also: Heuer

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hiure, from Old High German hiuro, hiuru, from hiu (in this) +‎ jāru (year).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

heuer

  1. (Southern German, dialectal, colloquial) (Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol, standard) this year
    Synonym: (the general form) dieses Jahr
    Coordinate term: fert

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is never used in northern and central Germany. It may even—at least by less educated speakers—be misinterpreted as a synonym of heute (today). It does however occasionally mean heutigentags (nowadays) or heute (nowadays), for example:
    • 1654, Salomons von Golaw Deutscher Sinn-Getichte Drey Tausend, Breslau, p. 210, nr. [8]71 Heutige Welt-Kunst:
      [...]
      Wer sich desen wil befleissen
      Kan Politisch heuer heissen.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

heuer

  1. inflection of heuern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “heuer”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

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