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Her
See also: hér, hèr, hær, her-, and Her

English

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Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle English here, hir, hire, from Old English hiere ("her"), from Proto-Germanic *hez?i (dative and genitive singular of *hij?). Cognate with North Frisian hör, Saterland Frisian hier, hiere ("her"), West Frisian har ("her"), Dutch haar ("her"), German Low German hör ("her"), German ihr ("her").

Determiner

her

  1. Belonging to her (belonging to that female, or in poetic or old-fashioned language that ship, city, season, etc).
    This is her book
    • 1928, The Journal of the American Dental Association, page 765:
      Prodigal in everything, summer spreads her blessings with lavish unconcern, and waving her magic wand across the landscape of the world, she bids the sons of men to enter in [...]
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 1:
      Her crew knew that deep in her heart beat engines fit and able to push her blunt old nose ahead at a sweet fourteen knots, come Hell or high water.
    • 2001, Betsy Gould Hearne, Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs, Simon and Schuster (->ISBN), page 78:
      On top of the circle she wrote her name, Louise, just above where the 12 on a clock would be.
    • 2010, Andrew Lambert, Nelson: Britannia's God of War, Faber & Faber (->ISBN):
      On 24 April Nelson rejoined his ship, her battle damage repaired ...

Translations

See also

Pronoun

her

  1. The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.
    Give it to her (after preposition)
    He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
    He treated her for a cold (direct object)
    • February 1896, Ground-swells, by Jeannette H. Walworth, published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine; page 183:
      "Then what became of her?"
      "Her? Which 'her'? The park is full of 'hers'."
      "The lady with the green feathers in her hat. A big Gainsborough hat. I am quite sure it was Miss Hartuff."

Translations

Noun

her (plural hers)

  1. (informal) A female person or animal.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
    • Hélène Cixous
      [...] daring dizzying passages in other, fleeting and passionate dwellings within the hims and hers whom she inhabits [...]
    • 2004, Charles J. Sullivan, Love and Survival, page 68:
      By this time, she had so many questions, but she only hit him up for one answer about those "hims" and "hers." She asked, "Do both hims and hers reproduce hummers?"

Synonyms

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Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin ferrum. Compare Daco-Romanian fier, Spanish hierro.

Noun

her n (plural heari or heare)

  1. iron

Related terms


Cornish

Noun

her

  1. Mixed mutation of ger.

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

her f

  1. genitive plural of hra

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here

Related terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Adverb

her

  1. here

Usage notes

  • Not in common usage, "hier" is rather used. "her" is only used in expressions like the ones below.

Derived terms


Faroese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here

Etymology 2

From herur.

Noun

her

  1. indefinite accusative singular of herur

German

Etymology

From Old High German hera. Cognate to German Low German her.

Pronunciation

Adverb

her

  1. hither, to this place, to here, to me/us
  2. ago

Synonyms

Derived terms

See also

Further reading

  • her in Duden online

Gothic

Romanization

h?r

  1. Romanization of

Icelandic

Icelandic Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia is

Etymology

From Old Norse herr.

Pronunciation

Noun

her m (genitive singular hers, nominative plural herir)

  1. army, military

Declension

Derived terms


Limburgish

Etymology

From hieër

Noun

her m

  1. vocative singular of hieër

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English h?r, from Proto-Germanic *h?r?.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

her (plural heres)

  1. (countable) a hair (follicular growth on the skin)
  2. (uncountable) hair (follicular growths on the skin)
  3. pelt, hide, animal skin
  4. Something similar in appearance to hair (e.g. a botanical hair)
  5. (figurative) small part, any part (of a person)
Related terms
Descendants
  • English: hair
  • Scots: hair, hayr, hare

References

Etymology 2

From Old English h?r, from Proto-Germanic *hr.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Adverb

her

  1. here
Descendants

References

Etymology 3

Determiner

her

  1. Alternative form of hire ("her", genitive)

Pronoun

her

  1. Alternative form of hire ("hers")

Etymology 4

Pronoun

her

  1. Alternative form of hire ("her", object)

Etymology 5

Determiner

her

  1. Alternative form of here ("their")

Etymology 6

Adjective

her

  1. Alternative form of here ("pleasant")

Etymology 7

Noun

her (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of here ("haircloth")

Etymology 8

Noun

her (plural heres or heren)

  1. Alternative form of herre ("hinge")

Etymology 9

Noun

her

  1. Alternative form of here ("army")

Etymology 10

Noun

her (plural heres)

  1. Alternative form of heir ("heir")

Etymology 11

Verb

her (third-person singular simple present hereth, present participle herende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle herd)

  1. Alternative form of heren ("to hear")

Etymology 12

Adjective

her

  1. comparative degree of he ("high")

North Frisian

Pronoun

her

  1. her: third-person singular, feminine, objective
  2. her: third-person singular, feminine, possesive

Northern Kurdish

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *sárwas.

Adverb

Central Kurdish (her)

her

  1. every, each
  2. anyone
  3. anyway

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hér.

Pronunciation

Adverb

her

  1. here

Derived terms

References

  • "her" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hér.

Adverb

her

  1. here
    Det er fint å vera her.
    It's nice to be here.
  2. just now, recently
    Eg såg ho her ein dag.
    I saw her just the other day.

Etymology 2

Noun

her m (definite singular heren, indefinite plural herar, definite plural herane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by hær

References

  • "her" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *hr, apparently from the stem *hi- ("this"); the exact formation is unclear. Cognate with Old Saxon h?r, Old High German hiar, Old Norse hér, Gothic (h?r).

Adverb

h?r

  1. here
    H?r eom i?! - Here I am!
Descendants

Etymology 2

Noun

h?r n

  1. Alternative form of h?r

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *h?r?. Cognates include Old English h?r, Old Saxon h?r and Old Dutch h?r.

Pronunciation

Noun

h?r n

  1. hair

Descendants

References

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, ->ISBN

Old High German

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *hairaz.

Adjective

h?r (comparative h?rro)

  1. gray-haired, old
  2. noble, venerable
Descendants
  • Middle High German: h?r

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun

h?r

  1. (northern dialects) Alternative form of er
Descendants
  • Middle High German: hër, he
    • Central Franconian:
      • Moselle Franconian: ä, en (from the accusative)
      • Ripuarian:
    • East Central German:
      • Lusatian-New Marchian:
      • Thuringian:
        • North Thuringian: he,
    • Rhine Franconian:
      • Hessian:
        • Low Hessian: he,
        • South Hessian: he
    • Vilamovian: h?r

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from Persian (har). Cognate with Latin salvus ("safe, whole"), Ancient Greek ? (hólos, "complete, whole").

Determiner

her

  1. every
  2. each

Volapük

Noun

her (nominative plural hers)

  1. hair

Declension


Welsh

Pronunciation

Noun

her f (plural heriau, not mutable)

  1. challenge



Zazaki

Etymology 1

Related to Persian (har).

Adjective

her

  1. each

Etymology 2

Related to Persian (xar).

Noun

her ?

  1. donkey

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