Faroese [ edit ]
The earliest datable runic inscription,
ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ ( harja )
from 160, is considered by
Wolfgang Krause 
and Elmer Antonsen
to be a name, an early form of this name or an abbreviation of a compound name with this as the first element.
Etymology [ edit ]
. The earliest attestation of this form of the name is in the Old Norse Flateyjarbók (from around 1380).
According to one interpretation, from
Proto-Germanic *harjaz ( “ army ” ) (modern Faroese ), and cognate to the herur German Heer ( “ army ” ).
According to another interpretation, from
Old Norse (Icelandic heri ), from héri Proto-Germanic *hasô ( “ hare ” ), and cognate to English .
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Proper noun [ edit ]
A male . given name
Usage notes [ edit ]
son of Heri:
Herason daughter Heri: Heradóttir
Declension [ edit ]
Related terms [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
1968, Wolfgang Krause, Die Runeninschriften im älteren Futhark, revised edition (Göttingen)
Elmer H., Antonsen (2002) Runes and Germanic Linguistics (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs), volume 140, Berlin, New York: Mouton De Gruyter, →ISBN