Hoars



[hawr, hohr] /hɔr, hoʊr/

noun
1.
hoarfrost; rime.
2.
a coating or appearance.
adjective
3.
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/hɔː/
noun
1.
short for hoarfrost
adjective
2.
(rare) covered with hoarfrost
3.
(archaic) a poetic variant of hoary
adj.

Old English har “hoary, gray, venerable, old,” the connecting notion being gray hair, from Proto-Germanic *haira (cf. Old Norse harr “gray-haired, old,” Old Saxon, Old High German her “distinguished, noble, glorious,” German hehr), from PIE *kei-, source of color adjectives (see hue (n.1)). German also uses the word as a title of respect, in Herr. Of frost, it is recorded in Old English, perhaps expressing the resemblance of the white feathers of frost to an old man’s beard. Used as an attribute of boundary stones in Anglo-Saxon, perhaps in reference to being gray with lichens, hence its appearance in place-names.

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