heer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

heer (plural heers)

  1. A yarn measure of six hundred yards, or 1/24 of a spindle.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch here, from Old Dutch hērro, hēro, from Old High German hēriro, hērro, the comparative form of hēr (noble, venerable) (German hehr), by analogy with Latin senior (elder). The Old High German word originally meant "grey, grey-haired", and descends from Proto-Germanic *hairaz (grey), making it cognate with English hoar, Old Norse hárr.

Noun[edit]

heer m (plural heren, diminutive heertje n)

  1. lord; master
  2. gentleman
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch here, from Old Dutch heri, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz.

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Noun[edit]

heer n (plural heren, diminutive heertje n)

  1. (archaic) army
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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English her, hǣr.

Noun[edit]

heer (plural heers)

  1. (anatomy) hair

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