neighed

neigh

[ney]
verb (used without object)
1.
to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.
noun
2.
the cry of a horse; whinny.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English ney(gh)en, Old English hnǣgan, cognate with Middle Dutch neyen, Old Saxon hnēgian, Middle High German nēgen, Old High German hneigen, Old Norse hneggja; akin to Old Saxon hnechian; Middle Dutch nighen, Middle Low German nigen, Middle High German nyhen; and, with intrusion in the initial, Old Norse gneggja, Norwegian kneggja. See nag2

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neigh (neɪ)
 
n
1.  the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny
 
vb
2.  (intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
3.  (tr) to utter with a sound like a neigh
 
[Old English hnǣgan; related to Old Saxon hnēgian]

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neigh
O.E. hnægan, probably of imitative origin (cf. O.N. gneggja, M.H.G. negen, Fr. hennir, Jap. inanaki).
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