hyen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French hyène.

Noun[edit]

hyen (plural hyens)

  1. (obsolete) A hyena.
    • William Shakespeare
      I will laugh like a hyen.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for hyen in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hīgian, from Proto-Germanic *hīgōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiːən/, /ˈhɛi̯ən/

Verb[edit]

hyen (third-person singular simple present hyeth, present participle hyende, simple past and past participle hyed)

  1. to hie (travel at great speed or with great haste)
  2. to do with haste or speedily; to do when needed
  3. to do with care or fervour; to make a earnest attempt
  4. to make fast; to hurry or expedite someone (including oneself)
  5. (figuratively) to disappear; to pass away
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: hie
  • Scots: hie

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyen (plural hyenen)

  1. Alternative form of hyne (household)

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hyen

  1. Alternative form of henne (hence)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

hyen (third-person singular simple present hyeth, present participle hyende, simple past and past participle hyed)

  1. Alternative form of heien (to lift up)

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hýði.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyen n (definite hyene, dative hyenen)

  1. (botany) film between shell and kernel