hoten

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hātan ‎(to command, call promise). More at hight, hest, behest

Verb[edit]

hoten ‎(third-person sg present hatte or hot, present participle hotende or hotynge, third-person sg preterite hight or heet, past participle (y)hote(n))

  1. to command, enjoin
  2. to promise
  3. to be called, be named; hight
    There as I was wont to hote Arcite, Now hight I Philostrate, not worth a mite. --Chaucer.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoten

  1. definite plural of hot