Definitions

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  • n. home

Etymologies

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From Old English hām, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-. Note that this pronunciation is not derived from Old Norse, as is sometimes assumed on the basis of Danish and Norwegian hjem - the pronunciation in Geordie is directly derivable from the Old English form by regular rules. Compare traditional [stjɛn] 'stone' from stān.

Examples

  • So hyem he cam an' catched the beast An' cut 'im in three halves, An' that seun stopped he's eatin' bairns, An' sheep an' lambs and calves.

    The Lambton Worm Song

  • He waddn't fash to carry it hyem, So he hoyed it in a well.

    The Lambton Worm Song

  • Aa tried ta lift hor, but Aa cudden't shift hor an 'Aa wished Aa had Nanny at hyem.

    Wor Nannys a Mazer

  • Aa thowt Aa set hor hyem that neet; content we went alang,

    Keep Yor Feet Still Geordie Hinney

  • The kye's come hyem, and Aa found me bit laddie; the kye comes hyem, and Aa found me bit bairn.

    Felton Lonnen

  • Noo sit ye doon, Daddy, tuck in to your supper, it's your favourite bait, hot taties and meat, and a bit for the bairn, to grow like his Daddy; now me family's safe and hyem for the neet.

    Felton Lonnen

  • The kye's come hyem, but Aa see not me hinny; the kye's come hyem, but Aa see not me bairn;

    Felton Lonnen

  • Oh Dear me ... and he must hev got it reet when he set hor hyem that neet - after work dressed up he gans ta see hor neetly

    Sally Wheatley

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