hant

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See also: hánt, háñt, hänt, ha'n't, ha'nt, and han't

English

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Etymology 1

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See haunt.

Noun

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hant (plural hants)

  1. (Scotland, US, colloquial, chiefly African-American Vernacular) Alternative form of haunt, haint (ghost)
    • 1907, Harold Bell Wright, chapter I, in The Shepherd of the Hills, New York: A.L. Burt, page 20:
      [] Say, Mister, did you ever see a hant?”
      The gentleman did not understand.
      “A hant, a ghost, some calls ’em,” explained Jed.
    • 1934, Cecile Hulse Matschat, chapter 3, in Suwannee River: Strange Green Land[1], New York: The Literary Guild of America, page 52:
      [] he shivered as though a hant had touched him with its ghostly fingers, for night was near and he was alone in a depth of the swamp where he had never been before.
    • 1967, Richard M. Dorson, “Spirits and Hants”, in American Negro Folktales, Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett, page 213:
      The term “hant” covers all malevolent and inexplicable sights and sounds. Primarily hants protect buried treasure and linger about ghoulish death spots.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, chapter 22, in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings[2], New York: Bantam, published 1971, page 140:
      Naturally, I believed in hants and ghosts and “thangs.” Having been raised by a super-religious Southern Negro grandmother, it would have been abnormal had I not been superstitious.

Etymology 2

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Contraction

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hant

  1. Pronunciation spelling of hadn’t.

Anagrams

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Cimbrian

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Etymology

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From Middle High German hant, from Old High German hant. Cognate with German Hand, English hand.

Noun

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hant f (plural héntediminutive héntle)

  1. (Sette Comuni) hand
    An hant bèsset d'àndar.
    One hand washes the other.

Declension

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Derived terms

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References

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  • “hant” in Martalar, Umberto Martello, Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Hungarian

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Etymology

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Probably a derivation, but the root word is disputed:[1][2]

  1. From Proto-Ugric *kᴕmɜ (clump in a marsh) + -t (noun-forming suffix).
  2. Split from han (marsh, swamp) (a variant of hany (marsh, swamp)) + -t (noun-forming suffix).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒnt]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒnt

Noun

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hant (plural hantok)

  1. clod (lump of earth) [from c. 1395]
    Synonyms: földdarab, rög
  2. (poetic, rare) grass, lawn [from 1784]
    Synonyms: , gyep
  3. (poetic) grave (place of burial) [from 1788]
    Synonym: sírhant
  4. (poetic) mound, hillock (a small grass-covered mound of earth) [from c. 1600]
    Synonyms: földkupac, földhányás

Declension

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative hant hantok
accusative hantot hantokat
dative hantnak hantoknak
instrumental hanttal hantokkal
causal-final hantért hantokért
translative hanttá hantokká
terminative hantig hantokig
essive-formal hantként hantokként
essive-modal
inessive hantban hantokban
superessive hanton hantokon
adessive hantnál hantoknál
illative hantba hantokba
sublative hantra hantokra
allative hanthoz hantokhoz
elative hantból hantokból
delative hantról hantokról
ablative hanttól hantoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
hanté hantoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
hantéi hantokéi
Possessive forms of hant
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. hantom hantjaim
2nd person sing. hantod hantjaid
3rd person sing. hantja hantjai
1st person plural hantunk hantjaink
2nd person plural hantotok hantjaitok
3rd person plural hantjuk hantjaik

Derived terms

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Compound words

References

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  1. ^ hant in Gerstner, Károly (ed.). Új magyar etimológiai szótár. (’New Etymological Dictionary of Hungarian’). Beta version. Budapest, MTA Nyelvtudományi Intézet / Magyar Nyelvtudományi Kutatóközpont, 2011–2022. (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary). Language abbreviations
  2. ^ Entry #1785 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.

Further reading

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  • hant in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Middle Dutch

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Etymology

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From Old Dutch hant.

Noun

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hant f

  1. hand
  2. person
  3. side

Inflection

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Descendants

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  • Dutch: hand
  • Limburgish: handj
  • Zealandic: and

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Middle High German

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old High German hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu.

Noun

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hant f

  1. hand

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Descendants

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Old Dutch

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *handu.

Noun

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hant f

  1. hand

Inflection

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Alternative forms

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Descendants

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Further reading

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  • hant”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-West Germanic *handu, whence also Old English hand, Old Norse hǫnd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (handus).

Noun

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hant f

  1. hand

Declension

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Descendants

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References

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  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014