her

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See also: hér, hèr, hær, her-, and Her

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

her

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Herero.

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English here, hir, hire, from Old English hire (her), from Proto-Germanic *hezōi (dative and genitive singular of *hijō). Cognate with North Frisian hör, Saterland Frisian hier, hiere (her), West Frisian har (her), Dutch haar (her), German Low German hör (her), German ihr (her).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

her

  1. Belonging to her (belonging to that female, or in poetic or old-fashioned language that ship, city, season, etc).
    This is her book
    • 1928, The Journal of the American Dental Association, page 765:
      Prodigal in everything, summer spreads her blessings with lavish unconcern, and waving her magic wand across the landscape of the world, she bids the sons of men to enter in [...]
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 1:
      Her crew knew that deep in her heart beat engines fit and able to push her blunt old nose ahead at a sweet fourteen knots, come Hell or high water.
    • 2001, Betsy Gould Hearne, Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 78:
      On top of the circle she wrote her name, Louise, just above where the 12 on a clock would be.
    • 2010, Andrew Lambert, Nelson: Britannia's God of War, Faber & Faber (→ISBN):
      On 24 April Nelson rejoined his ship, her battle damage repaired []
  2. Belonging to a person of unspecified gender (to counterbalance the traditional "his" in this sense).
    • 2017, David Yellin, Essentials of Integrating the Language Arts (page 115)
      Begin by having students choose a short poem to memorize; they will enjoy searching the library for a poem that appeals to them. If a student wishes to memorize her poem and share it aloud with the rest of the class, suggest a buddy system.

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Pronoun[edit]

her

  1. The form of she used after a preposition, as the object of a verb, or (deprecated) with a conjunction; that woman, that ship, etc.
    Give it to her (after preposition)
    He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
    He treated her for a cold (direct object)
    Him and her went for a walk (with a conjunction; deprecated)
    • February 1896, Ground-swells, by Jeannette H. Walworth, published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine; page 183:
      "Then what became of her?"
      "Her? Which ‘her’? The park is full of ‘hers’."
      "The lady with the green feathers in her hat. A big Gainsborough hat. I am quite sure it was Miss Hartuff."
    • 1950, C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
      "It's all right," he was shouting. "Come out, Mrs. Beaver. Come out, Sons and Daughters of Adam and Eve. It's all right! It isn't her!" This was bad grammar of course, but that is how beavers talk when they are excited; I mean, in Narnia—in our world they usually don't talk at all.
    • 2013, James Tully, The Crimes of Charlotte Brontë
      Everyday I had to watch as him and her went off for long walks together, and each night I had to go to my lonely, cold bed with the thought that they were sharing the same one

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

her (plural hers)

  1. (informal) A female person or animal.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
    • 1986, Hélène Cixous, Sorties (translated)
      [] daring dizzying passages in other, fleeting and passionate dwellings within the hims and hers whom she inhabits []
    • 2004, Charles J. Sullivan, Love and Survival, page 68:
      By this time, she had so many questions, but she only hit him up for one answer about those “hims” and “hers.” She asked, “Do both hims and hers reproduce hummers?”

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ferrum. Compare Daco-Romanian fier, Spanish hierro.

Noun[edit]

her n (plural heari or heare)

  1. iron

Related terms[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

her

  1. Mixed mutation of ger.

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

her f

  1. genitive plural of hra

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. here

Related terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. here

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not in common usage, "hier" is rather used. "her" is only used in expressions like the ones below.

Derived terms[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. here

Etymology 2[edit]

From herur.

Noun[edit]

her

  1. indefinite accusative singular of herur

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hera. Cognate to German Low German her.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. hither, to this place, to here, to me/us
  2. ago

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • her” in Duden online
  • her” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hēr

  1. Romanization of 𐌷𐌴𐍂

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse herr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

her m (genitive singular hers, nominative plural herir)

  1. army, military

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hieër

Noun[edit]

her m

  1. vocative singular of hieër

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English hǣr, from Proto-West Germanic *hār, from Proto-Germanic *hērą.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

her (plural heres)

  1. (countable) a hair (follicular growth on the skin)
  2. (uncountable) hair (follicular growths on the skin)
  3. pelt, hide, animal skin
  4. Something similar in appearance to hair (e.g. a botanical hair)
  5. (figuratively) small part, any part (of a person)
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: hair
  • Scots: hair, hayr, hare
  • Yola: haar

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Old English hēr, from Proto-West Germanic *hēr, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. here
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Determiner[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of hire (her, genitive)

Pronoun[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of hire (hers)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of hire (her, object)

Etymology 5[edit]

Determiner[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of here (their)

Etymology 6[edit]

Adjective[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of here (pleasant)

Etymology 7[edit]

Noun[edit]

her (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of here (haircloth)

Etymology 8[edit]

Noun[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of herre (hinge)

Etymology 9[edit]

Noun[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of here (army)

Etymology 10[edit]

Noun[edit]

her (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of heir (heir)

Etymology 11[edit]

Verb[edit]

her

  1. Alternative form of heren (to hear)

Etymology 12[edit]

Adjective[edit]

her

  1. comparative degree of he (high)

North Frisian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

her

  1. her: third-person singular, feminine, objective
  2. her: third-person singular, feminine, possesive

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *sárwas.

Adverb[edit]

Central Kurdish هەر(her)

her

  1. every, each
  2. anyone
  3. anyway

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hér.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. here

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb[edit]

her

  1. here
    Det er fint å vera her.
    It's nice to be here.
  2. just now, recently
    Eg såg ho her ein dag.
    I saw her just the other day.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

her m (definite singular heren, indefinite plural herar, definite plural herane)

  1. (pre-2012) alternative form of hær

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *hēr, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r, apparently from the stem *hi- (this); the exact formation is unclear. Cognate with Old Saxon hēr, Old High German hiar, Old Norse hér, Gothic 𐌷𐌴𐍂 (hēr).

Adverb[edit]

hēr

  1. here
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexateuch, Genesis 46:2
      God hine ġehīerde and cleopode hine and cwæþ tō him, "Iācōb, Iācōb"! And hē him andswarode and cwæþ, "Hēr iċ eom!"
      God heard him and called out, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he answered him and said, "Here I am!"
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hēr n

  1. Alternative form of hǣr

Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *hār. Cognates include Old English hǣr, Old Saxon hār and Old Dutch hār.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈheːr/, [ˈhɛːr]

Noun[edit]

hēr n

  1. hair

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old High German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hairaz.

Adjective[edit]

hēr (comparative hērro or hērōro)

  1. gray-haired, old
  2. noble, venerable
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *hiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun[edit]

her

  1. (northern dialects) Alternative form of er
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle High German: hër, he
    • Central Franconian:
      • Moselle Franconian: ä, en (from the accusative)
        Eifelisch: hän, hen, en
      • Ripuarian:
        Aachensch: he
        Kölsch: , ä
    • East Central German:
      Lusatian-New Marchian:
      Thuringian:
      North Thuringian: he,
    • Rhine Franconian:
      Hessian:
      Low Hessian: he,
      South Hessian: he
    • Vilamovian: hār

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

her

  1. accusative/dative singular of herr

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish هر‎, from Persian هر(har). Cognate with Bengali হর (hôr, every), Latin salvus (safe, whole), Ancient Greek ὅλος (hólos, complete, whole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

her

  1. every
  2. each

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

her (nominative plural hers)

  1. hair

Declension[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare English here, used in an interjectory sense as in "here! shoo! go on!"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

her f (plural heriau, not mutable)

  1. challenge

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “her”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yola[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English here, from Old English hire, from Proto-West Germanic *heʀē.

Pronoun[edit]

her

  1. her
    • 1867, “THE BRIDE'S PORTION”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Ich gae her.
      I gave her.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hire, from Old English hire, from Proto-West Germanic *heʀā.

Determiner[edit]

her

  1. her
    • 1927, “ZONG OF TWI MAARKEET MOANS”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 6:
      Her egges.
      Her eggs.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 102
  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 129

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to Persian هر(har).

Adjective[edit]

her

  1. each

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to Persian خر(xar).

Noun[edit]

her ?

  1. donkey