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hengest

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
hengest, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§221; §339;
A gelding, horse, steed
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  • Hengst

    canterius,

      Ælfc. Gl. 20; Som. 59, 46; Wrt. Voc. 23, 8.
  • Án hundred wildra horsa and xvi tame hencgestas

    a hundred wild horses and sixteen tame steeds,

      Chart. Th. 548, 11.
Etymology
[Laym. hængest: O. Frs. hengst: Icel. hestr a stallion, horse: O. H. Ger. hengist eunuchus, spado, cantarius, equus castratus: Ger. hengst a stallion.]
Derived forms
DER. brim-, faroþ-, fæt-, fríd-, mere-, sǽ-, sund-, wǽg-hengest.
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  • hengest, n.