herr

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *skarna, from Proto-Indo-European *sker- 'to cut'. Related to harr[1].

Noun[edit]

herr f (indefinite plural herra, definite singular herri, definite plural herrat)

  1. dwarf, small creature

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “herr”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 146
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Norse ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ (harja), from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (war).

Noun[edit]

herr m (genitive herjar)

  1. crowd, great number; host (as in a host of men)
  2. army, troops (on land or sea)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈhæːr/
  • Homophone: här
  • Rhymes: -æːr

Noun[edit]

herr c

  1. (archaic) Mister, Sir (used in address and titles); a form of herre
    I Solberga prästgård satt prästen, herr Arne, och åt aftonvard i kretsen av allt sitt husfolk.
    In Solberga rectory, the parish priest, Sir Arne, had supper in the company of all his servants. (Sir Arne's Treasure, novel by Selma Lagerlöf)
    Note: After the you-reform of the 1960's and 70's, usage of the first name is seen as more proper

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