Origin of hyem
- 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.