hare

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English[edit]

A European hare
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛɚ/, /heɹ/, /heə/
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  • Homophone: hair

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hare, from Old English hara (hare), from Proto-Germanic *hasô (compare West Frisian hazze, Dutch haas, German Hase, Swedish hare, Icelandic heri), from Proto-Germanic *haswaz (grey) (compare Old English hasu, Middle High German heswe (pale, dull)), from Proto-Indo-European *kas- (compare Welsh cannu (to whiten), ceinach (hare), Latin cānus (white), cascus (old), Old Prussian sasins (hare), Pashto [script?] (soe, hare)[Arabic?], Sanskrit शश (śaśa, hare)).

Noun[edit]

hare (plural hares)

  1. Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, similar to a rabbit, but larger and with longer ears.
  2. The player in a paperchase, or hare and hounds game, who leaves a trail of paper to be followed.
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Verb[edit]

hare (third-person singular simple present hares, present participle haring, simple past and past participle hared)

  1. (intransitive) To move swiftly.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, BBC:
      But Wales somehow snaffled possession for fly-half Jones to send half-back partner Mike Phillips haring away with Stoddart in support.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English harren, harien (to drag by force, ill-treat), of uncertain origin. Compare harry, harass.

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Verb[edit]

hare (third-person singular simple present hares, present participle haring, simple past and past participle hared)

  1. (obsolete) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hari, heri (hare).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haːrə/, [ˈhɑːɑ]

Noun[edit]

hare c (singular definite haren, plural indefinite harer)

  1. hare

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Dutch[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

hare

  1. non-attributive form of haar (English: hers)
    Normally used in conjunction with the definite article de or het depending on the gender of what is being referred to.
    Die auto is de hare. — That car is her one. That car is hers.
    Dat huis is het hare. — That house is her one. That house is hers.
    Dat is de/het hare. — That is her one. That is hers.
  2. (archaic) inflected form of haar

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hare

  1. rōmaji reading of はれ

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fale

Noun[edit]

hare

  1. house

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Swedish[edit]

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hare c

  1. hare

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hare

  1. unpicked rice