Origin of hinnyClassical Latin hinnus from Classical Greek innos, with h- after Classical Latin hinnire, to whinny
Origin of hinnyAlteration of Latin hinnus from Greek ginnos, innos
From Latin hinnus – possibly cognate with hinnire (“to whinny”).
(third-person singular simple present hinnies, present participle hinnying, simple past and past participle hinnied)
- To whinny
From standard English honey.