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hére

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
hére, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§5; §47; §55; §156; §274; §278; §351; §353;
Dignity, majesty, greatness
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  • Hwæt hiora hére búton se hlísa án

    what is their greatness but report alone,

      Bt. Met. Fox 10, 107; Met. 10, 54.
  • The prose, Fox 70, l0, has 'Hwæt is heora nú tó láfe bútan se lytla hlísa and se nama mid feáum stafum áwriten signat superstes fama tenuis pauculis inane nomen litteris.'
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. hére: f. dignitas, majestas, magnitudo: cf. O. H. Ger. hér-tóm dignitas, auctoritas, principatus, Grff. iv. 994: O. Sax. hér-dóm.]
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  • hére, n.