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  • IPA(key): /hæːr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æːr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hér, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r.



  1. here; at this time or at this place
    Antonym: där (there, at that place)
    Här är den
    Here it is
Usage notes[edit]
  • In several compounds (härkomst, härledning, ...), it is also used like the German adverb her (here, to this place), which would translate to Swedish hit (here, to this place), rather than här.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse herr, from Proto-Norse ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ (harja), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker-.


här c

  1. (historical) a land army, a host
    Härarna drabbade samman tidigt på morgonen.
    The armies clashed in the early morning.
    Österns härar
    The hosts of the east
Declension of här 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative här hären härar härarna
Genitive härs härens härars härarnas
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