The princes were hanged up by their hand: they did not respect the persons of the ancients.
I could have had him hanged up by the neck—hanged like a dog—but I never did.
St. Philip was hanged up against a pillar at Hieropolis, a city of Phrygia.
Some were hanged up by their thumbs, others by the head, and burning things were hung on to their feet.
Of the fugitives, the men were either scourged back by the Spaniards into the city, or hanged up along the road-side.
The child's saying was also, in Latin verses, written in a table which was hanged up there.
Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.
M. B. Would you not be glad, if their spirits were hanged up with them, to have a gown furred with some of their skins?
Two countrymen were ‘bound together with cords, and hanged up by their thumbs to a tree, there to hang all night.’
a fusion of Old English hon "suspend" (transitive, class VII strong verb; past tense heng, past participle hangen), and Old English hangian (weak, intransitive, past tense hangode) "be suspended;" also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja "suspend," and hanga "be suspended." All from Proto-Germanic *khang- (cf. Old Frisian hangia, Dutch hangen, German hängen), from PIE *kank- "to hang" (cf. Gothic hahan, Hittite gang- "to hang," Sanskrit sankate "wavers," Latin cunctari "to delay;" see also second element in Stonehenge). As a method of execution, in late Old English (but originally specifically of crucifixion).
Hung emerged as past participle 16c. in northern England dialect, and hanged endured only in legal language (which tends to be conservative) and metaphors extended from it (I'll be hanged). Teen slang sense of "spend time" first recorded 1951; hang around "idle, loiter" is from 1830, and hang out (v.) is from 1811. Hang fire (1781) was originally used of guns that were slow in communicating the fire through the vent to the charge. To let it all hang out "be relaxed and uninhibited" is from 1967.
late 15c., "a sling," from hang (v.). Meaning "a curtain" is from c.1500; that of "the way cloth hangs" is from 1797. To get the hang of (something) "become capable" is from 1834, American English. Perhaps originally in reference to a certain tool or feat, but, if so, its origin has been forgotten. It doesn't seem to have been originally associated with drapery or any other special use of hang.
'To get the hang of a thing,' is to get the knack, or habitual facility of doing it well. A low expression frequently heard among us. In the Craven Dialect of England is the word hank, a habit; from which this word hang may perhaps be derived. [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," New York, 1848]