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hydan

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Old English

Etymology

From West Proto-Germanic *hudjan, from Proto-Indo-European *kewdh- (conceal). Cognate with Old Frisian hēda, Middle Dutch hüden. The IE root is also the source of Welsh cudd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhyːdɑn/

Verb

hȳdan (class 1 weak: third-person sg present hȳdeþ, third-person sg preterite hȳdde, preterite plural hȳddon, past participle hȳded)

  1. (transitive) to hide or conceal, to hoard
  2. (intransitive) to hide

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