ehr

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

ehr

  1. Imperative singular of ehren.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of ehren.

Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian) IPA(key): /e͡͡ɛ/
  • IPA(key): /e͡͡ɐ/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Saxon ēr, from Proto-Germanic *airiz, originally a comparative form (= ‘earlier’). Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌹𐌶 (airiz), Old Norse ár (early) (adj.), árla (early) (adv.) (> Danish and Norwegian årle), Old High German ēr (German eher), Old Frisian ēr, Dutch eer.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in other dialects) eer, er

Preposition[edit]

ehr

  1. (in some dialects) ere, before
    Vertell (or: Tell) mi düt, ehr ick gah.
    Tell me this, before I go.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare English her.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in East Frisian dialects, dative and possessive of se) hör
  • (in some other dialects, including Low Prussian, dative and possessive of se) eer (er)

Pronoun[edit]

ehr

  1. (personal) her (dative of se (she))
    Segg ehr dat!
    Say that to her! / Tell her that!

Pronoun[edit]

ehr

  1. (possessive) her (possessive of se (she))
    Ehr Ogen sünd blauw.
    Her eyes are blue.

Pronoun[edit]

ehr

  1. (possessive) their (possessive of se (they))
    Ick heff ehr Gold stalen.
    I have stolen their gold.