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English

From Middle English hard, from Old English heard, from Proto-Germanic *harduz, from Proto-Indo-European *kort-ús, from *kret- (strong, powerful). Cognate with German hart, Swedish hård, Ancient Greek κρατύς (kratús), Sanskrit क्रतु (krátu), Avestan 𐬑𐬭𐬀𐬙𐬎‎ (xratu‎).

Dutch

From Middle Dutch hart, from Old Dutch hart, from Proto-Germanic *harduz.

French

Borrowed from English hard.

Norwegian Bokmål

From Old Norse harðr, from Proto-Germanic *harduz.

Norwegian Nynorsk

From Old Norse harðr, from Proto-Germanic *harduz.

Old Saxon

From Proto-Germanic *harduz.