Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To honor; praise; celebrate.
  • Another spelling, historically more correct, of harry.

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  • verb transitive, obsolete To honour; praise; celebrate.

Etymologies

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From Middle English heryen, herien, from Old English herian ("to extol, praise, commend, help"), from Proto-Germanic *hazjanan (“to call, praise”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱens- (“to speak in a florid, solemn style, attest, witness”). Cognate with Middle High German haren ("to call, shout"), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌶𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hazjan, "to praise"), Latin cēnseō ("inspect, appraise, estimate", v), Latin cēnsus ("estimation"). See censor, census.

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