From Middle English hexte, from Old English hīehsta (“highest”), superlative of Old English hēah (“high”). Compare next and nigh.
"hext." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/hext>.
hext. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/hext
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