Hempen vs Hemp - What's the difference?

hempen | hemp |

Hempen is a related term of hemp.

As a adjective hempen

is made of hemp.

As a noun hemp is

a tall annual herb, cannabis sativa , native to asia.




  • Made of hemp.
  • * 1590: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen (vol. 1)
  • In fowle reproch of knighthoods faire degree, / About his neck an hempen rope he weares, / That with his glistring armes does ill agree;
  • * 1891: Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company
  • A quiet land is this -- a land where the slow-moving Basque, with his flat biretta-cap, his red sash and his hempen sandals, tills his scanty farm ...
  • Related to hempen ropes, i.e., to hanging as capital punishment.
  • * 1904: Rafael Sabatini, The Tavern Night
  • ... but rid himself also of the companionship of this ruffianly Sir Crispin, to whom no doubt a hempen justice would be meted.
    English adjectives ending in -en



    (wikipedia hemp)


    (en noun)
  • A tall annual herb, Cannabis sativa , native to Asia.
  • Various products of this plant, including fibres and the drug cannabis.
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