hearken

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

heark·en

verb \ˈhär-kən\
heark·enedheark·en·ing \ˈhärk-niŋ, ˈhär-kə-\

Definition of HEARKEN

intransitive verb
1
:  listen
2
:  to give respectful attention
transitive verb
archaic :  to give heed to :  hear

Examples of HEARKEN

  1. <hearken! I hear the distant beat of the hooves of many horses>

Origin of HEARKEN

Middle English herknen, from Old English heorcnian; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear
First Known Use: before 12th century

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