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English

Alternative spellings

  • heyem (Northern English dialect)
  • hjem (Geordie)
  • yem (Geordie)

Etymology

From Old Norse, compare Danish and Norwegian hjem.

Noun

Singular
hyem

Plural
-

hyem (-)
  1. (Geordie) home

Quotations

  • [19th c.] 1993, Ned Corvan, “Yer Gannin to be a Keelman,” in Visions of the People, Patrick Joyce [1]
    Ye’ll be comin’ hyem at neets, with yor fyece all ower black,
    And ye’ll lie an snore aside the fire, and never gis yor crack, [...]
  • 1848, Sinks of London Laid Open [2]
    “He had just come in,” he said, “to see if his mate was come hyem yet; but as he had not, he thought he could guess right weel where he wad be, and wad just step o’er to Brown’s (the gin-shop) and see.”
  • 1985, David Wright tr. Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales [3]
    And so Aah’s cum, and also brought Alan,
    To grind wor corn, and bring it hyem again;
    Aah begs ye de the job fast as ye can.

Related terms

  • home (Standard English)
  • hyim (South Scots)

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [4]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[5]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893-4[6]

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