From Old Danish hetæ, from Old Norse heita, from Proto-Germanic *haitaną (“to call”), cognate with Swedish heta, German heißen, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (haitan, “to call”).
hedde (imperative hed, infinitive at hedde, present tense hedder, past tense hed, perfect tense har heddet)
- to be called (to have a specific name)
- to be named
- (passive voice) to be said, claimed
From Middle Dutch hebdi, a contraction of hebt gi (modern hebt gij).
- (Brabant) Contraction of hebt gij.
The contraction is sometimes reinforced with an additional gij, giving hedde gij.
Borrowed from English head.
hedde (present tense heddar, past tense hedda, past participle hedda, passive infinitive heddast, present participle heddande, imperative hedde/hedd)
- (transitive, intransitive, ball games, especially soccer) to strike (the ball) with one's head