herder

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English herder, herdere, hurder (attested as a surname), an alteration of Middle English herde (herder, herdsman), from Old English hyrde, hierde (herder), from Proto-West Germanic *hirdī, from Proto-Germanic *hirdijaz, equivalent to herd +‎ -er. Doublet of herd ("herder"), as in cowherd, goatherd, shepherd, etc.

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Noun[edit]

herder (plural herders)

  1. One who herds.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch herder, earlier herde from Proto-Germanic *herdō (herd) + agent suffix -e; the agent suffix -er replaced -e when the latter fell in disuse as signifying agency.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɛrdər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: her‧der
  • Rhymes: -ɛrdər

Noun[edit]

herder m (plural herders, diminutive herdertje n, feminine herderin)

  1. A herdsman, herd, herder of a flock of animals.
  2. A pastoral (clerical) guide.
  3. A sheepdog.
    Synonym: herdershond

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Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: herder
  • Papiamentu: herder

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

herder

  1. present of herde