hie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hīġian. Cognate with Dutch hijgen (to pant), German heichen (to choke, gasp for breath), Danish hige (to aspire, long).

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Verb[edit]

hie (third-person singular simple present hies, present participle hying or hieing, simple past and past participle hied)

  1. (intransitive, poetic) To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry.
    • Dryden
      The youth, returning to his mistress, hies.
  2. (reflexive, poetic) To hurry (oneself).
    • Shakespeare
      My husband hies him home.

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Noun[edit]

hie (plural hies)

  1. Haste; diligence.

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References[edit]

  • hie” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *hi(i)ā, from Proto-Indo-European *sḱeh1-ieh2- 'shade, shadow'. Cognate to Ancient Greek σκιά (skiá, shade, shadow), Tocharian B skio (shade, shadow).

Noun[edit]

hie f

  1. shade, shadow

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hioa (to grind, sand, polish) >

Noun[edit]

hie

  1. microsection (extremely thin slice of stone, metal or other hard material prepared for microscopic inspection)
  2. (rare) the quality of grinding, degree of sharpness
    Kirveen terä on hyvässä hieessä.
    The blade of the ax is well ground. (i.e. sharp)

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (degree of sharpness): terä

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch.

Noun[edit]

hie f (plural hies)

  1. stamping/ramming rod

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier , from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun[edit]

hie

  1. he

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Reflecting an earlier regularised form *hijai, from Proto-Germanic *hīz (these, these ones), masculine plural of *hiz, from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here). Cognate with Old Frisian hia (they), Old Saxon im (them), Old Saxon iro (their). More at .

Pronoun[edit]

hīe (accusative hīe, genitive hiera, dative heom)

  1. they

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