harr

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

harr (plural harrs)

  1. (UK, dialectal) A sea mist
    • 1848, William Davidson, “Observations on the Climate of Largs”[1], Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, volume 69, "Arran", pages 39-40: 
      Fogs and harrs are unfrequent, as are constant rain; mornings of drenching flood being often succeeded by bright and beautiful days.
    • 1890, Sarah Tytler, “An Easterly Harr”, in Pot pourri of gifts literary and artistic[2], page 79:
      The harr clung in a close, white drapery to trees; it swallowed up houses ; it obliterated hills.
    • 2007, Colin Simms, Gyrfalcon Poems[3], ISBN 1905700350, page 69:
      The eye rubs faintly in the fell fog, is misled by hill mist the high front coming with the Atlantic storm or the harr on the North Sea roke when there's even no moon and no star tempting to say we see him as often as ..... aurora ...
  2. (Scotland) A wind from the east
    • 1812, William Tennant, Anster Fair, a Poem[4], edition 1838 Chambers ed., page 8:
      For lo! now peeping just above the vast / Vault of the German Sea, in east afar, / Appears full many a brig's and schooner's mast, / Their topsails strutting with the vernal harr
Alternative forms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Fog sense often used in British English literature

References[edit]

  • 1880, John Jamieson, An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, [page 489]
  • 1961, edited by Joseph Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary: Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect ..., Vol. 3, page 5
    A northern harr Brings fine weather from far'; n.Yks.* e.Yks. MARSHALL Rur. Econ. ... The harr was very heavy in the marshes this mornin' (THR). 2.
  • 2005, Bill Griffiths, A Dictionary of North East Dialect - page 80
    ... "hare or harr - a mist or thick fog" Brockett Newc & Nth 1829; "harr - a strong fog or wet mist, almost verging on a drizzle" Atkinson Cleve 1868;

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

harr (plural harrs)

  1. (carpentry) The stile that bears the hinges of a gate.
    • 1987, Paul Nooncree Hasluck, “Gates and Rough Fencing”, in The Handyman's Book: Tools, Materials and Processes Employed in Woodworking[5], ISBN 1580082262, page 375:
      One of the first places for a gate to go rotten is at the junction of the brace and harr.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *skarna, from *skera. Cognate with Gothic us-skarjan (us-skarjan, to tear out), Lithuanian skiriù[1]. More at shqerr.

Verb[edit]

harr (first-person singular past tense harra, participle harrë)

  1. to weed (out), prune, rid (of branches)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel (2000), A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Ledien: Brill Academic Publishers, page 187

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

harr

  1. Imperative singular of harren.

Low German[edit]

Verb[edit]

harr

  1. First-person singular past of hebben

Norwegian[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

harr m

  1. grayling (Thymallus thymallus)

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

Noun[edit]

harr c

  1. grayling (Thymallus thymallus)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at grayling. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see harr in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) March 2010