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(ge)hȳran, class 1 weak verb. 1. hear; listen to. 2. hear of. 3. obey (with dat.). 4. in phrases hȳran in (on), hȳran to, be subject to.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitiveġehȳran hȳran ġehēran
inflected infinitivetō gehȳrenne tō gehȳranne
present indicative1hīere gehīre ġehȳre hīerað ġehȳrað hȳrað
2hīerst Gehȳrst Gehȳrest
3ġehērð hīerð hȳrð
past indicative1hȳrde ġehȳrde ġehȳrdon hȳrdon ġehērdon hīerdon gehīerdun ġehȳrdan
2ġehērdest hīerdest gehȳrdest
3ġehȳrde ġehērde hīerde
present subjunctiveġehȳre
past subjunctiveġehȳrde
imperativeġehȳrað
past participleġehēred

This word occurs 55 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of (ge)hȳran in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 10. hȳran. obey, be subject to.
  • 38. hȳrde. heard.
  • 62. Hȳrde.
  • 66. hȳrdon.
  • 88. ġehȳrde.
  • 1842. hȳrde. heard.
  • 2023. hȳrde. heard.
  • 2163. Hȳrde. heard.
  • 2172. Hȳrde. heard.
  • 2754. hȳran. obey.

Battle of Maldon

  • 45 Gehȳrst. hear.
  • 117 Ġehȳrde. heard.

Boethius on Fame

  • [26] ġehērð. hears of.
  • [29] ġehērdon. heard of.
  • [31] ġehērde. heard of.
  • [49] ġehērdest. heard.
  • [53] ġehērde. listened to.
  • [53] ġehēred. listened to.

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [9] gehīerdun. heard.

Dream of the Rood

  • 26 ġehȳrde. heard.
  • 78 ġehȳran. hear.

Fall of Adam and Eve

  • [8] gehȳrdon. heard.
  • [10] gehīre. hear.
  • [17] gehȳrdest. heard, listened to.

Husband's Message

  • 22 ġehȳrde. heard.
  • 50 ġehȳre. hear.

Judith

  • 24 ġehȳran. hear.
  • 160 ġehȳrdon. heard.

Life of St Æthelthryth

  • [27] ġehȳrdon. heard.
  • [28] tō gehȳrenne. hear.

Ohthere and Wulfstan

  • [55] hȳrað. are subject to.
  • [53] hȳrað. are subject to.
  • [51] hȳrað. are subject to.
  • [48] hȳrð. is subject to.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [65] ġehȳrdan. heard.

Story of Cædmon

  • [23] tō gehȳranne. hear.
  • [11] ġehȳrde. heard.
  • [45] hȳrdon. heard.

Wulf and Eadwacer

  • 16 Gehȳrest. hear.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

  • hīerað. hear.
  • hīerst. hear.
  • hīere. hear.
  • hīerð. hears.
  • hīerde. heard.
  • hīerdest. heard.
  • hīerdon. heard.
  • hȳran. obey.
  • hīerde. obeyed.
  • ġehȳrað. hear.
  • ġehȳran. hear.
  • ġehēran. hear.
  • ġehȳrað. hear.
  • Gehȳrst. hear.