hoar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hor, hore, from Old English hār (hoar, hoary, grey, old), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz (grey), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱeh₃- (grey, dark). Cognate with German hehr (noble, sublime), Herr (sir, gentleman), Scottish Gaelic ciar (dusky), and Russian се́рый (séryj, grey).

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Noun[edit]

hoar

  1. A white or greyish-white colour.
    hoar:  
  2. Hoariness; antiquity.
    • 1796, Burke, Edmund, A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to a Noble Lord, tenth edition, London: For J. Owen, and F. and C. Rivington, page 52:
      His grants are engrafted on the public law of Europe, covered with the awful hoar of innumerable ages.

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Adjective[edit]

hoar (not comparable)

  1. Of a white or greyish-white colour.
  2. (poetic) Hoarily bearded.
    • 1751, Thomas Warton, Newmarket, a Satire
      And lo, where rapt in beauty's heavenly dream
      Hoar Plato walks his olived Academe.
    • 1847, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie
      This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
      Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
      Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
      Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
  3. (obsolete) Musty; mouldy; stale.

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Verb[edit]

hoar (third-person singular simple present hoars, present participle hoaring, simple past and past participle hoared)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To become mouldy or musty.

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Alemannic German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hār, from Proto-Germanic *hērą. Compare German Haar, Dutch haar, English hair, Swedish hår.

Noun[edit]

hoar n

  1. (Gressoney, anatomy) hair (the long hair on a person's head)

References[edit]

  • “hoar” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoar

  1. indefinite plural of ho

Verb[edit]

hoar

  1. present tense of hoa.

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