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hengest

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Old English

Etymology

Etymology uncertain. Cognate with Old Frisian hengst, Old High German hengist (German Hengst ‘stallion’), Middle Low German hingst (Dutch hengst), Old Norse hestr (Swedish häst).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'heŋgest/

Noun

hengest m

  1. horse, gelding, stallion
    An hundred wildra horsa and xvi tame hencgestas: a hundred wild horses and sixteen tame stallions. (Diplomatarium Anglicum)

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