hatan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haitaną (command, name), from Proto-Indo-European *kei-, *ki- (put in motion, be moving). Cognate with Old Frisian hēta, Old Saxon hētan, Old Norse heita (Swedish heta), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (haitan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek κίειν (kíein, put in motion), Latin ciere (rouse, make active) and Albanian cys (to spur, set in motion).

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Verb[edit]

hātan

  1. to order, command
  2. to call or name
  3. (intransitive) to be called or named

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