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.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch heer, from Middle Dutch hêre, from Old Dutch hērro, hēro, from Old High German hēriro, hērro, the comparative form of hēr (noble, venerable).

Noun[edit]

heer (plural here, diminutive heertjie)

  1. gentleman
  2. lord, master
  3. (card games) king

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

heer (plural here, diminutive heertjie)

  1. host, army

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦeːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: heer
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch hêre, 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. A lord; master.
  2. A gentleman.
  3. A cleric, notably a Catholic priest.
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  • Afrikaans: heer
  • Negerhollands: heer, here
  • Papiamentu: her (dated)

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

heer n (plural heren, diminutive heertje n)

  1. (archaic) An army.
    Synonym: leger
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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hǣr.

Noun[edit]

heer (plural heers)

  1. (anatomy) A hair.

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hæra (grey hair).

Noun[edit]

heer f (definite hera, dative heern)

  1. Matgrass (Nardus stricta).

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