2 [hahynd]
noun, plural hinds (especially collectively) hind.
Zoology. the female of the deer, chiefly the red deer, especially in and after the third year.
any of several speckled serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, found in the warmer waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch hinde, Old Norse, Danish, Swedish hind, Old High German hinta (German, Low German Hinde)

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3 [hahynd]
a peasant or rustic.
Scot. and North England. a farm laborer.

before 1000; alteration of Middle English hine (plural) servants, Old English (Anglian) hīne, (g)na, genitive of hīgan (West Saxon hīwan) members of a household, domestics; see hide3

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hind1 (haɪnd)
adj , hinder, hindmost, hindermost
(prenominal) (esp of parts of the body) situated at the back or rear: a hind leg
[Old English hindan at the back, related to German hinten; see behind, hinder²]

hind2 (haɪnd)
n , pl hinds, hind
1.  the female of the deer, esp the red deer when aged three years or more
2.  any of several marine serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, closely related and similar to the gropers
[Old English hind; related to Old High German hinta, Greek kemas young deer, Lithuanian szmúlas hornless]

hind3 (haɪnd)
1.  a simple peasant
2.  (in N Britain) a skilled farm worker
3.  a steward
[Old English hīne, from hīgna, genitive plural of hīgan servants]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, perhaps a back-formation from O.E. behindan "back, behind," used as adv. and prep., or from O.E. hindan (adv.) "from behind," words of unknown origin, cognate with Goth. hindan (prep.) "on that side of, beyond, behind;" Ger. hinten "behind." Possibly infl. by M.E. hiner (adv.) "back, rear."

"female deer," O.E. hind, from P.Gmc. *khindo (cf. O.N. hind, Du. hinde, O.H.G. hinta, Ger. Hinde "hind") perhaps from PIE *kemti-, from base *kem- "hornless" (cf. Gk. kemas, Lith. smulas "young deer, gazelle").
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Hind definition

Heb. 'ayalah (2 Sam. 22:34; Ps. 18:33, etc.) and 'ayeleth (Ps. 22, title), the female of the hart or stag. It is referred to as an emblem of activity (Gen. 49:21), gentleness (Prov. 5:19), feminine modesty (Cant. 2:7; 3:5), earnest longing (Ps. 42:1), timidity (Ps. 29:9). In the title of Ps. 22, the word probably refers to some tune bearing that name.

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