hjem

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English hām, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-.

Adverb[edit]

hjem (not comparable)

  1. (Northumbria) home.
    Aa'm gannin hjem man!

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz, cognate with Swedish hem, English home, English Heim.

Noun[edit]

hjem n (singular definite hjemmet, plural indefinite hjem)

  1. home
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse heim, an adverbial accusative of the noun heimr, see above. Compare the adverbs Swedish hem, English home, German heim.

Adverb[edit]

hjem

  1. home (back to where somebody belongs)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heim (home, homewards), accusative form of heimr (abode, world, land), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (home, house), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (village, home), *tḱóymos (settlement, dwelling), from o-grade form of *tḱey- (to settle, dwell) +‎ *-mos (action/result noun forming suffix).

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Noun[edit]

hjem n (definite singular hjemmet, indefinite plural hjem, definite plural hjemma or hjemmene)

  1. a home
  2. Place of origin or belonging. Similar to German Heimat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hjem

  1. home
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