heer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

heer ‎(plural heers)

  1. A yarn measure of six hundred yards, or 1/24 of a spindle.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch here, from Old Dutch hērro, hēro, from Old High German hēriro, hērro, the comparative form of hēr ‎(noble, venerable) (German hehr), by analogy with Latin senior ‎(elder). The Old High German word originally meant "grey, grey-haired", and descends from Proto-Germanic *hairaz ‎(grey), making it cognate with English hoar, Old Norse hárr.

Noun[edit]

heer m ‎(plural heren, diminutive heertje n)

  1. lord; master
  2. gentleman
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Etymology 2[edit]

PIE root
*ker-

From Middle Dutch here, from Old Dutch heri, from Proto-Germanic *harjaz.

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Noun[edit]

heer n ‎(plural heren, diminutive heertje n)

  1. (archaic) army
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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English her, hǣr.

Noun[edit]

heer (plural heers)

  1. (anatomy) hair

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