Heri

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Faroese[edit]

The earliest datable runic inscription, ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ (harja) on the Vimose comb from 160, is considered by Wolfgang Krause[1] and Elmer Antonsen[2] to be a name, an early form of this name or an abbreviation of a compound name with this as the first element.
Heri Joensen, vocalist of the Faroese folk metal band Týr.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse. The earliest attestation of this form of the name is in the Flateyjarbók (from around 1380).

According to one interpretation, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (army) (modern Faroese herur), and cognate to the German Heer (army).

According to another interpretation, from Old Norse heri (Icelandic héri), from Proto-Germanic *hasô (hare), and cognate to English hare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Heri m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Heri: Herason
  • daughter Heri: Heradóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Heri
Accusative Hera
Dative Hera
Genitive Hera

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1968, Wolfgang Krause, Die Runeninschriften im älteren Futhark, revised edition (Göttingen)
  2. ^ 2002, Elmer H. Antonsen, Runes and Germanic Linguistics (Mouton De Gruyter, ISBN-10: 3110174626, ISBN-13: 978-3110174625)