hend

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly shortened from Old English ġehendan (take hold of).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hend (third-person singular simple present hends, present participle hending, simple past and past participle hended)

  1. (obsolete) To take hold of; to grasp, hold.
    • 1885, Presently the cloud opened and behold, within it was that Jinni hending in hand a drawn sword, while his eyes were shooting fire sparks of rage. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1