From Middle English herien, harien (compare Walloon hairyî, old French hairier, harier), from Old English herġian, from Proto-Germanic *harjōną (compare Saterland Frisian ferheerje, German verheeren ("to harry, devastate"), Swedish härja ("ravage, harry")), from *harjaz (compare Old English here, West Frisian hear, Dutch heer, German Heer), from Proto-Indo-European *koryos (compare Middle Irish cuire ("army"), Lithuanian kãrias ("army; war"), Old Church Slavonic кара ("strife"), Ancient Greek κοίρανος ("chief, commander"), Old Persian). More at here.
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