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hest

[hest] /hɛst/
noun, Archaic.
1.
Origin of hest
1150
before 1150; Middle English hest(e), Old English hǣs; akin to hātan to bid
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  • Engi mar mtti fara upp dalinn me hest er hund, vat at var egar drepit.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Straightway the thanes of Etzel / ready stood her hest to do.

  • All seemed thinly clad, despite the fearfully cold wind sweeping down from the Nephin, the hest, and other snow-clad mountains.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • Uctredus drengus mansit ad uest de via de Nortwde, et grangiae ejus fuerunt ex alia parte viae, scilicet, hest.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • Thow hest fed us with the bread of tearis, and hath gevin to us tearis to drynk in great measure.

  • And his brothers and his kinsmen duteously his hest obey, With each parting guest and monarch journey on the home ward way.

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Thow hest maid us a stryf unto our nychtbouris, and our ennemyis laugh us to scorne amangis thame selfis.

  • For this thing was plain, that the most part of the people was loyal to the King, and minded to follow him and obey Calote's hest.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • hest here seems possible; meseems myriad lives still linger here, awaiting some one great summons.

    At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
British Dictionary definitions for hest

hest

/hɛst/
noun
1.
an archaic word for behest
Word Origin
Old English hǣs; related to hātan to promise, command
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Word Origin and History for hest
n.

"bidding, command," Old English hæs "bidding, behest, command," from Proto-Germanic *hait-ti-, from *haitan "to call, name" (see hight (v.)). With -t added in Middle English on model of other pairings (cf. wist/wesan).

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