Heer

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hērro (master), comparative of hēr (gray-haired, old; noble, venerable), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz (gray; aged, old, distinguished). Cognate with German Herr (Mr.; gentleman; master; Lord), Dutch heer (lord, master; gentleman), English hoar (greyish-white; antiquity), Scottish Gaelic ciar (swarthy, dark; gloomy, depressed).

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Heer m

  1. (Uri, Christianity) pastor

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested as in heere in 1176. Derived from Old Dutch heri (sandy ridge). Formerly an independent village.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Heer

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Heer n

  1. A neighbourhood and former municipality of Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German heri, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (war, struggle). Cognates include Old Norse herr (crowd, troops) (> Danish hær (troops)), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌹𐍃 (harjis, army, host), Old English here (army). Relation to Sanskrit कुल (kula, flock, herd, family) has been theorised [1].

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Noun[edit]

Heer n (genitive Heeres or Heers, plural Heere)

  1. army (ground forces)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Heer” in Duden online

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian here, from Proto-West Germanic *hari. Cognates include West Frisian hear and German Heer.

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Noun[edit]

Heer n (plural Here)

  1. army

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Heer”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN