Hende vs Shende - What's the difference?

hende | shende |


As an adjective hende

is (obsolete) near, close at hand, handy.

As a verb shende is

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Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hende

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Near, close at hand, handy.
  • (obsolete) Courteous, gracious.
  • :* Late 14th century': Oure Hoost þo spak, “A, sire, ye sholde be '''hende / And curteys, as a man of youre estaat” — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Friar's Prologue’, ''Canterbury Tales (OUP 1988, p. 122)
  • :* 14th century': And if he were so '''hende and so wis / Þat she ne my?t al abate his pris, / Yit wolde she blame his worþynesse / Or by hir wordis make it lesse. — Geoffrey Chaucer, ''The Romaunt of the Rose (OUP 1988, p. 689-90)
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    shende

    English

    Verb

    (head)