hende

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ġehende.

Adjective[edit]

hende (comparative more hende, superlative most hende)

  1. (obsolete) Near, close at hand, handy.
  2. (obsolete) Courteous, gracious.
    • Late 14th century: Oure Hoost þo spak, “A, sire, ye sholde be hende / And curteys, as a man of youre estaat” — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Friar's Prologue’, Canterbury Tales (OUP 1988, p. 122)
    • 14th century: And if he were so hende and so wis / Þat she ne myȝt al abate his pris, / Yit wolde she blame his worþynesse / Or by hir wordis make it lesse. — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Romaunt of the Rose (OUP 1988, p. 689-90)

Danish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hende (nominative hun, possessive hendes)

  1. (personal) objective case of hun, meaning her

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English ende.

Noun[edit]

hende

  1. Alternative form of ende (end)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English æned.

Noun[edit]

hende

  1. Alternative form of ende (duck)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse henda

Verb[edit]

hende (present tense hender, past tense hendte, past participle hendt)

  1. to happen, occur

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse henda

Verb[edit]

hende (present tense hender, past tense hende, past participle hendt, passive infinitive hendast, present participle hendande, imperative hend)

  1. to happen, occur

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese gente and Spanish gente and Kabuverdianu gente.

Noun[edit]

hende

  1. man, human being
  2. person
  3. someone