hie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hien, hyen, heiȝen, hiȝen, from Old English hīġian ‎(to hie, hasten, strive), from Proto-Germanic *hīgōną ‎(to breathe, snort), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēygʰ- ‎(swift, fierce, violent). Cognate with Dutch hijgen ‎(to pant), German heichen ‎(to choke, gasp for breath), Danish hige ‎(to aspire, long), Latin cieō ‎(set in motion, invoke, provoke), Ancient Greek κινέω ‎(kinéō, move, set in motion) .

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hie ‎(third-person singular simple present hies, present participle hying or hieing, simple past and past participle hied)

  1. (intransitive, poetic) To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry.
    • Dryden
      The youth, returning to his mistress, hies.
  2. (reflexive, poetic) To hurry (oneself).
    • Shakespeare
      My husband hies him home.

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Noun[edit]

hie ‎(plural hies)

  1. Haste; diligence.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • hie” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *hi(i)ā, from Proto-Indo-European *sḱeh1-ieh2- 'shade, shadow'. Cognate to Ancient Greek σκιά ‎(skiá, shade, shadow), Tocharian B skio ‎(shade, shadow).

Noun[edit]

hie f

  1. shade, shadow

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hioa ‎(to grind, sand, polish) >

Noun[edit]

hie

  1. microsection (extremely thin slice of stone, metal or other hard material prepared for microscopic inspection)
  2. (rare) the quality of grinding, degree of sharpness
    Kirveen terä on hyvässä hieessä.
    The blade of the ax is well ground. (i.e. sharp)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of hie (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative hieˣ hieet
genitive hieen hieiden
hieitten
partitive hiettä hieitä
illative hieeseen hieisiin
hieihin
singular plural
nominative hieˣ hieet
accusative nom.? hieˣ hieet
gen. hieen
genitive hieen hieiden
hieitten
partitive hiettä hieitä
inessive hieessä hieissä
elative hieestä hieistä
illative hieeseen hieisiin
hieihin
adessive hieellä hieillä
ablative hieeltä hieiltä
allative hieelleˣ hieilleˣ
essive hieenä hieinä
translative hieeksi hieiksi
instructive hiein
abessive hieettä hieittä
comitative hieineen

Synonyms[edit]

  • (degree of sharpness): terä

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch.

Noun[edit]

hie f ‎(plural hies)

  1. stamping/ramming rod

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier , from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun[edit]

hie

  1. he

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reflecting an earlier regularised form *hijai, from Proto-Germanic *hīz ‎(these, these ones), masculine plural of *hiz, from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- ‎(this, here). Cognate with Old Frisian hia ‎(they), Old Saxon im ‎(them), Old Saxon iro ‎(their). More at .

Pronoun[edit]

hīe ‎(accusative hīe, genitive hiera, dative heom)

  1. they

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