hind

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan (at the rear, from behind), from Proto-Germanic *hinda-, *handan- (far, beyond), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')enta (down, below, with, far, along, against), from *ḱen- (to set oneself in motion, arise). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 (hindana, from beyond), Old Norse hindr (obstacle), Old Norse handan (from that side, beyond), Old High German hintana (behind), Old English hinder (behind, back, in the farthest part, down), Latin contra (in return, against). More at hinder, contrary.

Adjective[edit]

hind (comparative hinder, superlative hindmost)

  1. Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).
    • 1786 July 31, Robert Burns, “On a Scotch Bard Gone to the West Indies”, in Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire: Printed by John Wilson, OCLC 922031953; reprinted Kilmarnock: James McKie, March 1867, OCLC 367976637, page 184:
      Fareweel, my rhyme-compoſing billie! / Your native ſoil was right ill-willie; / But may ye flouriſh like a lily, / Now bonilie! / I'll toaſt ye in my hindmoſt gillie, / Tho' owre the Sea!
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
      When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Wikispecies From Middle English hind, hinde, hynde, from Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic *hindō, *hindiz, from a formation on Proto-Indo-European *ḱem- (hornless). Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind.

Noun[edit]

hind (plural hinds)

  1. A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, III.1.3:
      Nature binds all creatures to love their young ones; an hen to preserve her brood will run upon a lion, an hind will fight with a bull, a sow with a bear, a silly sheep with a fox.
  2. A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (female deer): doe
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Etymology 3[edit]

Old English hī(ġ)na, genitive plural of hīġa (servant, family member), in the phrase hīna fæder ‘paterfamilias’. The -d is a later addition (compare sound). Compare Old Frisian hinde (servant).

Noun[edit]

hind (plural hinds)

  1. (archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hind, from Proto-Germanic.

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Noun[edit]

hind c (singular definite hinden, plural indefinite hinder or hinde)

  1. hind (female deer)

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hinta. Cognate with Finnish hinta.

Noun[edit]

hind (genitive hinna, partitive hinda)

  1. price

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

hind f (genitive singular hindar, plural hindir)

  1. membrane
Declension[edit]
Declension of hind
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative hind hindin hindir hindirnar
accusative hind hindina hindir hindirnar
dative hind hindini hindum hindunum
genitive hindar hindarinnar hinda hindanna
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hind, from Proto-Germanic.

Noun[edit]

hind f (genitive singular hindar, plural hindir)

  1. hind (female deer)
Declension[edit]
Declension of hind
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative hind hindin hindir hindirnar
accusative hind hindina hindir hindirnar
dative hind hindini hindum hindunum
genitive hindar hindarinnar hinda hindanna
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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hind f (genitive singular hindar, nominative plural hindir)

  1. female deer, hind

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hindō, *hindiz, whence also Old High German hinta, Old Norse hind.

Noun[edit]

hind f

  1. hind

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Scots hyne (stripling), from Northumbrian Old English hīȝu or hīȝan (members of a household).

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Noun[edit]

hind (plural hinds)

  1. (archaic) A skilled labourer on a farm, especially a ploughman. In Southern Scotland, specifically a married skilled farmworker given housing in a cottage and often given special privileges in addition to his wages. Occasionally a derogatory term.

Derived terms[edit]

  • hindin (the act of being a hind)
  • hindish (to be like a hind; rustic)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish hind, cognate with Old High German hinta, German Hinde, English hind.

Noun[edit]

hind c

  1. a doe, a hind; the female of deer
    skygg som en hind
    shy as a doe
    Man kan ej för samma kärra spänna en häst och en hind
    One can not harness to the same cart a horse and a trembling doe

Declension[edit]

Declension of hind 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hind hinden hindar hindarna
Genitive hinds hindens hindars hindarnas

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