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hinder

2 [hahyn-der]
adjective
1.
situated at the rear or back; posterior: the hinder part of a carcass.
noun
2.
Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S. the buttocks.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; compare Old English hinder (adv.) behind; cognate with German hinter (preposition) behind

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hinder1 (ˈhɪndə)
 
vb
1.  to be or get in the way of (someone or something); hamper
2.  (tr) to prevent
 
[Old English hindrian; related to Old Norse hindra, Old High German hintarōn]
 
'hinderer1
 
n
 
'hindering1
 
adj, —n

hinder2 (ˈhaɪndə)
 
adj
(prenominal) situated at or further towards the back or rear; posterior: the hinder parts
 
[Old English; related to Old Norse hindri latter, Gothic hindar beyond, Old High German hintar behind]

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hinder
O.E. hindrian "to harm, injure, impair," from P.Gmc. *khinderojanan, from a root meaning "on that side of, behind" (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is "to put or keep back." Cognate of O.N. hindra, Du. hinderen, Ger. hindern "to keep back."

hinder
"rear," O.E. hinder (adv.), possibly comparative of hind (adj.).
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