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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To honour; praise; celebrate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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. (Wiktionary)



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