From Middle English hexte, from Old English hīehsta (“highest”), superlative of Old English hēah (“high”). Compare next and nigh.
- (obsolete or dialectal) Highest.
- When bale is hext, boot is next.
- Second-person singular present of hexen.
- Third-person singular present of hexen.
- Second-person plural present of hexen.
- Imperative plural of hexen.