hiren

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From hire, with influence from min and þin.

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Pronoun[edit]

hiren (nominative sche)

  1. Third-person singular feminine genitive pronoun: hers.
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  • English: hern, her'n
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English hȳrian, from Proto-West Germanic *hūʀijan; equivalent to hire (wages) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiːrən/
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /ˈheːrən/, /ˈhuːrən/, /ˈhyːrən/

Verb[edit]

hiren

  1. To hire (a person or thing)
  2. To pay, especially as a bribe.
  3. To accept employment.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hiren

  1. Alternative form of heren (theirs)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

hiren (masculine and feminine hiren, neuter hire or hirent, definite singular and plural hirne, comparative hirnare, indefinite superlative hirnast, definite superlative hirnaste)

  1. drowsy, languid

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