From Middle English hare, from Old English hara ("hare"), from Proto-West Germanic *hasō, from Proto-Germanic *hasô, from *haswaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₂s-
See also West Frisian hazze, Dutch haas, German Hase, Norwegian and Swedish hare, Icelandic heri), Old English hasu, Middle High German heswe ("pale, dull"); also Welsh cannu ("to whiten"), ceinach, Latin cānus ("white"), cascus, Old Prussian sasnis ("hare"), Pashto سوی ("hare") and Sanskrit शश ("hare").
From Middle English harren, harien, of uncertain origin. Compare harry, harass.
From Middle English hore, from Old English hār ("hoar, hoary, grey, old"), from Proto-Germanic *hairaz ("grey"). Cognate with German hehr ("noble, sublime").
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