Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hairaz

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱeh₃- (grey, dark). Cognate with Old Irish cīar (dark), probably Proto-Slavic *śěrъ (gray).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*hairaz[1]

  1. grey
  2. (figuratively) aged; old; lofty; distinguished

Inflection[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: hār
    • Middle English: hor
  • Old Frisian: hār
  • Old Dutch: hēr
  • Old High German: hēr
    • Old High German: hērro (comparative) (see there for further descendants)
  • Old Norse: hárr, hǽrr
    • Danish: hǫr
    • ? Old French: haraz (see there for further descendants)
  • Old Portuguese: herru

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*haira-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 201