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Hyen vs Hyem - What's the difference?

hyen | hyem |

As nouns the difference between hyen and hyem

is that hyen is a hyena while hyem is home.




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A hyena.
  • I will laugh like a hyen . — Shakespeare.
    (Webster 1913)



    Alternative forms

    * heyem (Northern English dialect) * hjem (Geordie) * yem (Geordie)


  • (Geordie) home
  • * [19th c.] 1993, Ned Corvan, “Yer Gannin to be a Keelman,” in Visions of the People, Patrick Joyce [http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&id=z_nMtyp7XCEC&pg=PA270&lpg=PA270&sig=SHwbkD-bXZaWxJharfiXxajyEGU]
  • Ye’ll be comin’ hyem at neets, with yor fyece all ower black,
    And ye’ll lie an snore aside the fire, and never gis yor crack, [...]
  • * 1848 , Sinks of London Laid Open [http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&id=lPxnKPkEiIUC&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&sig=x_Oewc6FofCOUc2zaUQQIdcfZsw]
  • “He had just come in,” he said, “to see if his mate was come hyem yet; but as he had not, he thought he could guess right weel where he wad be, and wad just step o’er to Brown’s (the gin-shop) and see.”
  • * 1985, David Wright tr. Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales [http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&id=hXCi_DViuqwC&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&sig=3KRd23dvj1DbGak23VXz2q-VDDc]
  • And so Aah’s cum, and also brought Alan,
    To grind wor corn, and bring it hyem again;
    Aah begs ye de the job fast as ye can.


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