heire

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

heire (plural heires)

  1. Obsolete form of heir.
    • 1654, Richard Whitlock, Zootomia; Or, Observations on the Present Manners of the English
      How many Masters have some stately Houses had, in the age of a small Cottage, that hath, as it were, lived, and dyed with her old Master, both dropping down together. Such vain Preservatories of us, are our Inheritances, even once removed: but look on it more Removes off, and continuing in thy Name, yet how little doth that concerne Thee (though the first Purchaser, or his Heire) Lazy Posterity, when they heare it so called know it by the Name, but not as thine; []

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

heire (plural heires or heiren)

  1. Alternative form of here (haircloth)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

heire (plural heires)

  1. Alternative form of heir (heir)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly derived from Danish hejre which, like hegre, is derived from Old Norse hegri.

Noun[edit]

heire m (definite singular heiren, indefinite plural heirer, definite plural heirene)

  1. Alternative spelling of hegre

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