Hind Definition

hīndər
hinds, hinder 1, hindmost
adjective
hinder 1, hindmost
Back; rear; posterior.
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noun
hinds
The female of the red deer, in and after its third year.
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Any of various groupers (genus Epinephelus) of the S Atlantic.
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In N England and Scotland, a skilled farm worker or servant.
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A simple or boorish peasant; rustic.
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abbreviation
Hindi.
Webster's New World
Hindu.
Webster's New World
Hindustani.
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Hindustan.
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Other Word Forms of Hind

Noun

Singular:
hind
Plural:
hinds

Adjective

Base Form:
hind
Comparative:
hinder 1
Superlative:
hindmost

Origin of Hind

  • From Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan (“at the rear, from behind”), from Proto-Germanic *hinda-, *handan- (“far, beyond”), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')enta (“down, below, with, far, along, against”), from *ḱen- (“to set oneself in motion, arise”). Cognate with Gothic (hindana, “from beyond”), Old Norse hindr (“obstacle”), Old Norse handan (“from that side, beyond”), Old High German hintana (“behind”), Old English hinder (“behind, back, in the farthest part, down”), Latin contra (“in return, against”). More at hinder, contrary.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of Middle English hine household servants possibly from Old English hīne genitive of hīgan, hīwan members of a household kei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English hī(ġ)na, genitive plural of hīġa (“servant, family member”), in the phrase hīna fæder ‘paterfamilias’. The -d is a later addition (compare sound).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English hinde short for bihinde behind from Old English bihindan ko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English hind, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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