hexing

hex

1 [heks]
verb (used with object)
1.
to bewitch; practice witchcraft on: He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.
noun
2.
spell; charm: With all this rain, somebody must have put a hex on our picnic.
3.
a witch.

Origin:
1820–30; < German Hexe witch; see hag1

hexer, noun
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hex1 (hɛks)
 
n
a.  short for hexadecimal
 b.  (as modifier): hex code

hex2 (hɛks)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to bewitch
 
n
2.  an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
3.  a witch
 
[C19: via Pennsylvania Dutch from German Hexe witch, from Middle High German hecse, perhaps from Old High German hagzissa; see hag1]
 
'hexer2
 
n

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hex
1830, from Pennsylvania Ger. hexe "to practice witchcraft," from Ger. hexen "to hex," related to Hexe "witch," from M.H.G. hecse, hexse, from O.H.G. hagazussa (see hag). Noun meaning "magic spell" is first recorded 1909.
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