hend

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English henden, from Old English *hendan, ġehendan (take hold of), from Proto-Germanic *handijaną (to grasp; grab by hand). Cognate with Old Frisian henda (to take hold of; seize), Icelandic henda (to take hold of by hand; seize; fling).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛnd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd

Verb[edit]

hend (third-person singular simple present hends, present participle hending, simple past and past participle hended)

  1. (obsolete) To take hold of; to grasp, hold.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, book 5, canto 2:
      She flew at him like to an hellish feend,
      And on his shield tooke hold with all her might,
      As if that it she would in peeces rend,
      Or reave out of the hand that did it hend
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1
      Presently the cloud opened and behold, within it was that Jinni hending in hand a drawn sword, while his eyes were shooting fire sparks of rage.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

hend n (definite singular hendet, indefinite plural hend, definite plural henda)

  1. (rare) alternative form of hende n

Participle[edit]

hend (neuter hendt, definite singular and plural hende)

  1. past participle of henda

Verb[edit]

hend

  1. imperative of henda
  2. (non-standard since 2012) supine of henda

References[edit]


Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English henden, from Old English *hendan, ġehendan, from Proto-West Germanic *handijan.

Verb[edit]

hend (simple past hent)

  1. to hold

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