neigh

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English[edit]

Audio recording of a neighing horse

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English neighen, from Old English hnǣġan, from Proto-Germanic *hnajjōną (to neigh). Cognate with dialectal Dutch neien, Middle Low German neigen, Swedish gnägga, Icelandic hneggja.

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Noun[edit]

neigh (plural neighs)

  1. The cry of a horse.

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Verb[edit]

neigh (third-person singular simple present neighs, present participle neighing, simple past and past participle neighed)

  1. (of a horse) To make its cry.
  2. To make a sound similar to a horse's cry.
  3. (obsolete) To scoff or sneer.

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