hjem

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hām, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-. The pronunciation yem is used in various parts of North East England and is derived from the Danish and Norwegian Old Norse term hjem, meaning home.

Noun[edit]

hjem (uncountable)

  1. (Geordie) home.
    Am gannin hjem man!

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heimr, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (to lie, settle).

Noun[edit]

hjem n (singular definite hjemmet, plural indefinite hjem)

  1. home
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse heim, from heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Adverb[edit]

hjem

  1. home (things, people in motion)

See also[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heim, from heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • heim (Nynorsk also)

Noun[edit]

hjem n (definite singular hjemmet, indefinite plural hjem, definite singular hjemma or hjemmene)

  1. a home
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hjem

  1. home