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haye | laye |

As a noun haye

is a shark scaleless cartilaginous fish.

As a verb laye is

obsolete spelling of lang=en.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) )--> and the (etyl) haj are from the same source.

Alternative forms

* (l), (l)


(en noun)
  • A shark (scaleless cartilaginous fish).
  • * 1613 , Samuel Purchas, Pilgrimage , page 504:
  • They have of Hayens or Tuberons which devour men, especially such as fish for Pearles.
  • * 1665 , Sir Thomas Herbert, A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile Begunne Anno 1626, into Afrique and the Greater Asia , page 6:
  • Other unlucky accidents oft-times happen in these seas, as, when (especially in becalmings) men swim in the bearing ocean, the greedy Hayen , called Tuberon or Shark, armed with a double row of venomous teeth, pursue them, directed by a little rhombus or musculus, variously streaked and coloured with blue and white, that scuds to and fro to bring the shark intelligence.
  • * 1694 , Account of Several Late Voyages and Discoveries , book 2, page 139:
  • They do not fling away the Hays in Spain, but sell them.
  • * 1705', an English translation of ''Letter XV'' of William Bosman’s '''1704''' Dutch ''Nauwkeurige Beschryving vande Guinese Gould- Tand- en Slave-kust'' (''New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea''), published in ''A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages'', by John Pinkerton, in ' 1814 ; volume 16, pages 451:
  • The Haye doth not spawn like other fishes, nor lay eggs (as the tortoise does), but casts its young in the manner of quadrupeds. [¶]These fish do no manner of damage on the whole Gold Coast; but as Fida and Ardra, where the slave-trade is managed, they are extraordinarily ravenous, and in my opinion fiercer than the most voracious animal in the world. [...]
    [¶]When the Haye seizes his Prey, he is obliged to turn himself on his Back, because his mouth is placed far behind and low, wherefore he cannot come at any thing upwards. [¶]When we sometimes take one of these fish and haul him on board with a rope, we are always obliged to keep a distance; for besides his sharp teeth, he strikes with his tail, which is prodigiously strong, and whoever comes near him loses either an arm or a leg, or at least hath it broken to pieces.
  • * 1731 , P. Kolben [aut.] and Guido Medley [tr.], Present State of the Cape of Good Hope , volume 2, page 193:
  • There are in the Cape sea two sorts of Sharks. The Cape-Europeans call ?em Hayes .
  • * 1799 , William Tooke, View of the Russian Empire During the Reign of Catherine II , volume 3, page 105:
  • The Frozen Ocean, likewise, teems with the NARHWAL, the POTT-FISH, from whose brain spermaceti is prepared, the SEA-DOG, DOLPHIN, SEA-HOG, HAY -FISH, sea-cow, the sea-bear, the sealion
  • * 1867 , Admiral William Henry Smyth, The Sailor’s Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms , Haye:
  • Haye , a peculiar ground-shark on the coast of Guinea.
    Usage notes
    * (term) may denote a sense narrower than merely “shark” in many uses, but the term has been applied to sharks in waters from , rendering it unlikely that any more specific consistent usage can be inferred.
    * (shark) (l) (obsolete), (l)


    * “ †haye]” listed in the [2nd Ed.; 1989

    Etymology 2

    See hay.


    (en noun)
  • (grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder).
  • * 1612—1640', ''Husbandry and Heardes'', in the ''Household Books of the Lord William Howard, of Nanwoth Castle'' (published in ' 1878 ), page 324:
  • 14. In marg.''—"Jo. Turner." For mowinge and wininge* the haye''' in Barkholme, xxxj8. For mowinge and wininge the ' haye in Brampton parke, xxxiij8. vjd.
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  • * {{quote-book, year=c. 1380, author=Geoffrey Chaucer, title=Troilus and Criseyde, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The sterne wind so loude gan to route That no wight other noyse mighte here; And they that layen at the dore with-oute, 745 Ful sykerly they slepten alle y-fere; And Pandarus, with a ful sobre chere, Goth to the dore anon with-outen lette, Ther-as they laye , and softely it shette. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Ye must first remember to laye the ground, that I tould you before: which is, that it is no power inherent in the circles, or in the holines of the names of God blasphemouslie vsed: nor in whatsoeuer rites or ceremonies at that time vsed, that either can raise any infernall spirit, or yet limitat him perforce within or without these circles. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1775, author=Various, title=Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. V, May, 1862, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=He was a wight of grisly fronte, And muckle berd ther was upon 't, His lockes farre down did laye : Ful wel he setten on his hors, Thatte fony felaws called Mors, For len it was and grai. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1806, author=Walter Scott, title=Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Aftir that, my seid lord retournyng to the campe, wold in nowise bee lodged in the same, but where he laye the furst nyght. }}