Other Word Forms of Hair
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hair
- get in someone's hair
- hair of the dog (that bit one)
- have (or get) by the short hairs
- let one's hair down
- make someone's hair stand on end
- not turn a hair
- split hairs
- to a hair
Origin of Hair
From Middle English hēr, heer, hær, from Old English her, hǣr , from Proto-Germanic *hērą. Compare West Frisian hier, Dutch haar, German Haar, Swedish hår, from Proto-Indo-European *keres- (“rough hair, bristle”). Compare Middle Irish carrach (“scurfy, mangy”), Albanian qere (“hair disease, ringworm, baldness”), Lithuanian šerys (“bristle, animal hair”), Russian шерсть (šerst’, “wool”), Sanskrit कपुच्छल (kapucchala, “napehair, shorthairs”).
Middle English her from Old English hǣr
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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