Onhand vs Unhand - What's the difference?

onhand | unhand |

As an adjective onhand

is .

As a verb unhand is

to release from the hand; to let go.

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(en adjective)
  • unhand



    (en verb)
  • To release from the hand; to let go.
  • *1798 , , Rime of the Ancient Mariner , part 1, lines 9-12,
  • *:He holds him with his skinny hand,
  • *:"There was a ship," quoth he.
  • *:"Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"
  • *:Eftsoons his hand dropt he.
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  • , year=1853 , publisher=B. B. Mussey and Company, and R. B. Fitts and Company , author=Oliver Optic , title=Hatchie, The Guardian Slave or The Heiress of Bellevue. A Tale of the Mississippi and the South-west , section=Chapter XXX citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=KCAtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA305&dq=unhand , page=305 , passage=“Unhand'' the lady!” said Vernon, in a severe tone, as, at the same time, he draw from his pocket a pistol. “' Unhand her!” and he approached the lawyer}}
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  • , year=2008 , publisher=Berkley Books , author=Anne Gracie , title=The Stolen Princess , section=Chapter Two citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=-afsrSlibuoC&pg=PA33&dq=unhand , isbn=9780425218983 , page=33 , passage=As he dried the last toe, she siad, “Thank you. You may now unhand my feet”}}