- leave in peace
- to hunt a fox, etc. on horseback with hounds
Other Word Forms of Hound
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hound
- follow the hounds
Origin of Hound
From Middle English honde, from Old English hund, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz (confer West Frisian hûn, Dutch hond, German Hund, Danish hund, Swedish hund), from pre-Germanic *ḱu̯n̥-tós, *ḱwn̥tós (confer Latvian sùnt-ene (“big dog”)), englargement of Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (“dog”) (cf. Welsh cwn (“dogs”), Tocharian AB ku, Lithuanian šuõ), Armenian շուն (šun).
Middle English from Old English hund kwon- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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