hare

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English[edit]

A European hare
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hare, from Old English hara ‎(hare), from Proto-Germanic *hasô (compare West Frisian hazze, Dutch haas, German Hase, Swedish hare, Icelandic heri), from Proto-Germanic *haswaz ‎(grey) (compare Old English hasu, Middle High German heswe ‎(pale, dull)), from Proto-Indo-European *kas- (compare Welsh cannu ‎(to whiten), ceinach ‎(hare), Latin cānus ‎(white), cascus ‎(old), Old Prussian sasins ‎(hare), Pashto [script needed] ‎(soe, hare)[Arabic needed], Sanskrit शश ‎(śaśa, hare)).

Noun[edit]

hare ‎(plural hares)

  1. Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, similar to a rabbit, but larger and with longer ears.
  2. The player in a paperchase, or hare and hounds game, who leaves a trail of paper to be followed.
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Verb[edit]

hare ‎(third-person singular simple present hares, present participle haring, simple past and past participle hared)

  1. (intransitive) To move swiftly.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, in BBC[1]:
      But Wales somehow snaffled possession for fly-half Jones to send half-back partner Mike Phillips haring away with Stoddart in support.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English harren, harien ‎(to drag by force, ill-treat), of uncertain origin. Compare harry, harass.

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Verb[edit]

hare ‎(third-person singular simple present hares, present participle haring, simple past and past participle hared)

  1. (obsolete) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)

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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English hore, from Old English hār ‎(hoar, hoary, grey, old), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz ‎(grey). Cognate with German hehr ‎(noble, sublime).

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Adjective[edit]

  1. (regional) Grey, hoary; hoary-haired, venerable (of people).
    A hare old man.
  2. (regional) Cold, frosty (of weather).
    A donker, hare day.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch [Term?] (de) hare.

Pronoun[edit]

hare

  1. hers (that or those of her)
    Sy het my hemp aangehad en ek hare.
    She wore my shirt and I wore hers.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hari, heri ‎(hare).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haːrə/, [ˈhɑːɑ]

Noun[edit]

hare c (singular definite haren, plural indefinite harer)

  1. hare

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Dutch[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

hare

  1. non-attributive form of haar (English: hers)
    Normally used in conjunction with the definite article de or het depending on the gender of what is being referred to.
    Die auto is de hare. — That car is her one. That car is hers.
    Dat huis is het hare. — That house is her one. That house is hers.
    Dat is de/het hare. — That is her one. That is hers.
  2. (archaic) inflected form of haar

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hare

  1. rōmaji reading of はれ

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Wikipedia no

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse *heri, from Proto-Germanic *háswa-. Compare with German Hase, Swedish hare

Noun[edit]

hare m ‎(definite singular haren, indefinite plural harer, definite plural harene)

  1. a hare

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse *heri, from Proto-Germanic *háswa-.

Noun[edit]

hare m ‎(definite singular haren, indefinite plural harar, definite plural harane)

  1. a hare

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Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fale

Noun[edit]

hare

  1. house

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish hari, hæri, from Old Norse *hari, heri, from Proto-Germanic *hasô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hare c

  1. hare

Declension[edit]

Inflection of hare 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hare haren harar hararna
Genitive hares harens harars hararnas

Tetum[edit]

Noun[edit]

hare

  1. unpicked rice