Heer

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: heer

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).

Noun[edit]

Heer m

  1. (Uri, Christianity) pastor

References[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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). Relation to Sanskrit कुल (kula, flock, herd, family) has been theorised [1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Heer n (genitive Heeres or Heers, plural Heere)

  1. army (ground forces)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Heer in Duden online

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Frisian here, hire, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz. More at here.

Noun[edit]

Heer n

  1. army

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Frisian hēra. Compare Dutch heer; German Herr; English hoar.

Noun[edit]

Heer m

  1. lord; master; sir
Synonyms[edit]