From Middle English *onhande, *onhende, from Old English onhende (“on hand, demanding attention”), equivalent to on- + hand. Cognate with Icelandic áhendur (“within reach”). Compare offhand.
"on-hand." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/on-hand>.
on-hand. (n.d.). Retrieved December 17th, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/on-hand
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