harðr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *harduz, whence also Old English heard, Old Frisian herd, Old Saxon hard, Old Dutch hart, Old High German hart, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌳𐌿𐍃 ‎(hardus). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- ‎(strong; powerful).

Adjective[edit]

harðr

  1. hard
  2. hard, stern, severe
  3. hardy

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press