Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From hire, with influence from min and þin.

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PronounEdit

hiren (nominative sche)

  1. Third-person singular feminine genitive pronoun: hers.
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: hern, her'n
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hȳrian, from Proto-West Germanic *hūʀijan; equivalent to hire (wages) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiːrən/
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /ˈheːrən/, /ˈhuːrən/, /ˈhyːrən/

VerbEdit

hiren

  1. To hire (a person or thing)
  2. To pay, especially as a bribe.
  3. To accept employment.
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Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

hiren

  1. Alternative form of heren (theirs)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hiren (masculine and feminine hiren, neuter hire or hirent, definite singular and plural hirne, comparative hirnare, indefinite superlative hirnast, definite superlative hirnaste)

  1. drowsy, languid

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