hards

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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hards

  1. plural of hard

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English herdes, hurdes, from Old English heordan, weak feminine plural of heord ‘headhair’, from Proto-Germanic *hezdōn (compare Dutch hede ‘hards, tow’, Old Norse haddr ‘hair’), from Proto-Indo-European *kes- ‘to comb, card’ (compare Hittite kišzi ~ kišanzi ‘to comb, card’, Serbo-Croatian čèšati ‘to scratch, comb’).

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Noun[edit]

hards (uncountable)

  1. The refuse or coarse part of flax; tow.

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Adjective[edit]

hards

  1. plural of hard