hant

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

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See haunt.

Noun[edit]

hant (plural hants)

  1. (US, colloquial, chiefly African American Vernacular) A ghost; a supernatural being.
    • 1907, Harold Bell Wright, New York: A.L. Burt, The Shepherd of the Hills, Chapter I, p. 20,[1]
      [] 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, Suwannee River: Strange Green Land, New York: The Literary Guild of America, Chapter Three, p. 52,[2]
      [] 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, American Negro Folktales, Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett, “Spirits and Hants,” p. 213,[3]
      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, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 22, p. 140,[4]
      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[edit]

Contraction[edit]

hant

  1. Eye dialect spelling of hadn’t.

Anagrams[edit]


Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hant, from Old High German hant, from Proto-Germanic *handuz (hand). Cognate with German Hand, Dutch hand, English hand, Icelandic hönd.

Noun[edit]

hant f (plural hénte)

  1. (Sette Comuni, anatomy) hand

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • “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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒnt]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

hant (plural hantok)

  1. clod (lump of earth)
  2. grave (place of burial)

Declension[edit]

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[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch hant, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

Noun[edit]

hant f

  1. hand
  2. person
  3. side

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • hant”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “hant”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN


Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *handuz.

Noun[edit]

hant f

  1. hand

Inflection[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • hant”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *handuz, whence also Old English hand, Old Norse hǫnd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (handus).

Noun[edit]

hant f

  1. (anatomy) hand

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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