heim

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

heim n ‎(plural heimen, diminutive heimpje n)

  1. Alternative form of heem

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse heim, from heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

heim n (genitive singular heims, plural heim)

  1. home
  2. hostel
  3. asylum

Declension[edit]

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative heim heimið heim heimini
Accusative heim heimið heim heimini
Dative heimi heiminum heimum heimunum
Genitive heims heimsins heima heimanna

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Adverb[edit]

heim ‎(not comparable)

  1. home, homeward

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Heim(home).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

heim

  1. home; always as a direction, thus never in the sense of at home

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adverb is used chiefly with verbs of movement, to which it is joined in spelling in infinite and sub-clause forms. (See derived terms below.) Uses independent from verbs are rare but not impossible. For example: der Weg heim zu Gott (“the way home to God”).
  • The frequence of heim varies by region. It is a very frequent word in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, but is less common in central Germany and even quite rare in the north. These regions prefer nach Hause instead.

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • heim in Duden online

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heim(home, homewards), the accusative form of heimr(abode, world, land), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Adverb[edit]

heim

  1. home
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

heim

  1. indefinite accusative singular of heimur

Limburgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

heim n

  1. home
  2. house

Inflection[edit]

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative heim heimer heimke heimkes
Genitive heims heimer heimkes heimkes
Locative heives heiveser heiveske heiveskes
Dative¹ heivem heimer heivemske heivemskes
Accusative¹ heim heimern heimke heimkes
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heim < heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Noun[edit]

heim m ‎(definite singular heimen, indefinite plural heimer, definite plural heimene)

  1. home
  2. nursing home, hostel
  3. world (rare)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse heim.

Adverb[edit]

heim

  1. home
    Nå går vi heim.
    We go home now.
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heim < heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

Noun[edit]

heim m ‎(definite singular heimen, indefinite plural heimar, definite plural heimane)

  1. home
  2. nursing home, hostel
  3. world
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse heim.

Adverb[edit]

heim

  1. home
    No går me heim.
    We go home now.
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An accusative form of heimr(abode, world, land), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Compare Old Saxon hēm, Old English hām, Old High German heim, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌼𐍃(haims).

Adverb[edit]

heim

  1. home, homewards
    Flosi var allra manna glaðastr ok beztr heim at sækja.
    Flosi was most cheerful of all men and the best to visit.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • heim in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press