Hend vs Hind - What's the difference?

hend | hind |


As a verb hend

is (obsolete) to take hold of; to grasp, hold.

As an adjective hind is

located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).

As a noun hind is

a female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old or hind can be (archaic) a servant, especially an agricultural labourer.

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hend

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To take hold of; to grasp, hold.
  • * 1885', Presently the cloud opened and behold, within it was that Jinni '''hending in hand a drawn sword, while his eyes were shooting fire sparks of rage. — Sir Richard Burton, ''The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1
  • hind

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).

    Adjective

  • Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts).
  • * 1918 , Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
  • When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
    Derived terms
    * hind leg

    Etymology 2

    (Epinephelus) (etyl) (m), from (etyl), from a formation on (etyl) . Cognate with (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
  • *, III.1.3:
  • Nature binds all creatures to love their young ones; an hen to preserve her brood will run upon a lion, an hind will fight with a bull, a sow with a bear, a silly sheep with a fox.
  • A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus .
  • Synonyms
    * (female deer) doe

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) , in the phrase h?na fæder'' ‘paterfamilias’. The ''-d'' is a later addition (compare ''sound ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
  • *, I.51:
  • *:Attilius Regulus .
  • * 1827 , Maria Elizabeth Budden, Nina, An Icelandic Tale , page 41:
  • The peaceful tenour of Nina's life was interrupted one morning by the mysterious looks and whisperings of her maids and hinds .
  • * 1931 , Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth :
  • that my brother can sit at leisure in a seat and learn something and I must work like a hind , who am your son as well as he!
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