(comparative more hearsome, superlative most hearsome)
From Middle English hersum, ihersum, from Old English hīersum, ġehīersum (“obedient, docile”), equivalent to hear + -some. Cognate with Dutch gehoorzaam (“obedient, dutiful, law-abiding”), Low German horzam, hursam (“obedient”), German gehorsam (“obedient, submissive, subdued”), Swedish hörsam (“obedient”).
(third-person singular simple present hearsomes, present participle hearsoming, simple past and past participle hearsomed)
From Middle English hersumen, hersumien, from Old English hīersumian (“to obey, serve”), from hīersum (“obedient, docile”). Cognate with Old High German hōrsamōn (“to obey”).