héri

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See also: heri, Heri, and herí

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse *héri, from Proto-Germanic *hezô, a variant of Proto-Germanic *hasô. Kroonen (2011) states that the Icelandic é in this word arose from the breaking of a short e into ja, the result of which underwent an r-umlaut to je, eventually merging with é /jɛː/ in Icelandic. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

héri m (genitive singular héra, nominative plural hérar)

  1. a hare

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2011), “The *e ~ *a type”, in The Proto-Germanic n-stems: A study in diachronic morphophonology, Amsterdam: Rodopi, pages 200-201