Hend vs Hind - What's the difference?
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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
From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).
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.
* hind leg
(etyl) (m), from (etyl), from a formation on (etyl) . Cognate with (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m).
A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus .
- 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.
* (female deer) doe
(etyl) , in the phrase h?na fæder'' ‘paterfamilias’. The ''-d'' is a later addition (compare ''sound ).
(archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
*:Attilius Regulus .
* 1827 , Maria Elizabeth Budden,
Nina, An Icelandic Tale , page 41:
* 1931 , Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth :
- The peaceful tenour of Nina's life was interrupted one morning by the mysterious looks and whisperings of her maids and hinds .
- 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!