hengest

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hangistaz. Cognate with Old Frisian hengst, Old High German hengist (German Hengst ‘stallion’), Middle Low German hingst, Dutch hengst, Old Norse hestr (Swedish häst).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hengest m

  1. horse, gelding, stallion
    An hundred wildra horsa and xvi tame hencgestas: a hundred wild horses and sixteen tame stallions. (Diplomatarium Anglicum)