[her; English hair] /hɛr; English hɛər/

noun, plural Herren
[her-uh n; English hair-uh n] /ˈhɛr ən; English ˈhɛər ən/ (Show IPA)
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to Mr. or in direct address to sir.
/German hɛr/
noun (pl) Herren (ˈhɛrən)
a German man: used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr

German equivalent of Mr., 1650s, originally “nobler, superior,” from Middle High German herre, from Old High German herro, comparative of her “noble, worthy, exalted,” from PIE *kei-, a color adjective, in suffixed form *koi-ro- here meaning “gray, hoary,” hence “gray-haired, venerable.” Cognate with Old Frisian hera, Dutch heer; perhaps in this usage a loan-translation of Latin senior. Hence also Herrenvolk “master race,” in Nazi ideology, the concept of the German people.


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