heigh

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably of imitative origin. Compare hey, eh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

heigh

  1. An exclamation designed to call attention, give encouragement, etc.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hēah, from Proto-West Germanic *hauh (high), from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz (high).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛːx/, /heːx/, (later) /hɛi̯x/

Adjective[edit]

heigh (comparative heigher, superlative heighest)

  1. high
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: high
  • Scots: heich
  • Yola: heigh, heighe, heegh, hia

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Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

heigh

  1. Alternative form of hey (hey)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

heigh (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hey (hay)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

heigh (third-person singular simple present heigheth, present participle heighende, heighynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle heighed)

  1. Alternative form of hien (to go quickly)

Yola[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English heigh, from Old English hēah, from Proto-West Germanic *hauh.

Adjective[edit]

heigh

  1. high
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Heigh thoornes.
      High thorns.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 45