Haye meaning

A shark (scaleless cartilaginous fish).
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1836, Samuel Astley Dunham, Lives of the most eminent literary and scientific men of Great Britain, Volume 1.

[…] and he toke the horse and the haye, and lept upon the horse and rode to the gentlemannys place […]

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1806, Edmund Burke, Dodsley's annual register.

Iem, that hee take order with them for husbandlie usage of the haye, and apportionate the provender to be allowed to everye man's charge, according to the number of horses that are in house […]

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Origin of haye

  • From Dutch haai (“shark”) or West Flemish haaie (formerly haeye), from the Old Norse hái, a short form of hákarl (“shark”) (a compound of hár, "high, great" + karl, "man"). The German Hai and the Swedish haj are from the same source.
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  • See hay.
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