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Hye vs Nye - What's the difference?

hye | nye |

As an adjective hye

is .

As a verb hye

is .

hye

English

Adjective

(er)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1590, author=, title=Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I, chapter=, edition=1921 ed. citation
  • , passage=On th' other side in all mens open vew Duessa placed is, and on a tree Sans-foy his[*] shield is hangd with bloody hew: Both those[*] the lawrell girlonds to the victor dew. 45 VI A shrilling trompet sownded from on hye , And unto battaill bad them selves addresse: Their shining shieldes about their wrestes they tye, And burning blades about their heads do blesse, The instruments of wrath and heavinesse: 50 With greedy force each other doth assayle, And strike so fiercely, that they do impresse Deepe dinted furrowes in the battred mayle; The yron walles to ward their blowes are weak and fraile. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1661, author=Various, title=The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 357, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The beauty and glory of it is yn two streetes, whereof the hye street goes from est to west, having a righte goodely crosse in the middle of it, making a quadrivium, and goeth from north to south." }}

    Verb

    (hy)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1594, author=Christopher Marlowe, title=Massacre at Paris, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=NAVARRE. And now Navarre whilste that these broiles doe last, My opportunity may serve me fit, To steale from France, and hye me to my home. }}

    nye

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A brood or flock of pheasants.
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