From Arabicحِنّاء (ḥinnāʾ), the name of the tree used to make the dye, probably from Persian.
Arabic ḥinnā’ḥana’ato become green
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Henna Sentence Examples
Some towns were destroyed; the people of Henna were massacred.
It has now become impossible to distinguish the two races; Henna and Herbessus are now the fellows of Camarina and Leontini.
Whether the inland Sicel town of Henna was ever a Syracusan settlement is doubtful.
But the form of the tombs always remains the same, a small low chamber hewn in the rock, with a rectangular opening about 2 by 22 ft., out of which open other chambers, each with its separate doorway; and inhumation is adopted without exception, whereas in a Greek necropolis a low percentage of cases of 1 Leontini, Megara, Naxos, Syracuse, Zancle are all recorded as sites where the Sicel gave way to the Greek (in regard to Syracuse [q.v.] this has recently been proved to be true), while many other towns remained Sicel longer, among them Abacaenum, Agyrium, Assorus, Centuripae, Cephaloedium, Engyum, Hadranum, Halaesa, Henna, Herbessus, Herbita, Hybla Galeatis, Inessa, Kale Akte, Menaenum, Morgantina.
Dionysius then planted mercenaries at Leontini, conquered some Sicel towns, Henna among them, and made alliances with others.