\ ˈ(h)ān \

Definition of hain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British
1 : to fence or enclose (a tract of land) for grass
2 : to put aside : save, spare
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Definition of hain (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, England
: to cause (a price or fee) to be increased : raise

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History and Etymology for hain

Transitive verb (1)

Middle English hanen, haynen, from Old Norse hegna to enclose; akin to Middle Low German hegenen to enclose, Middle High German heinen to enclose, Old High German hagan thornbush, Old Norse hagi enclosed pasture

Transitive verb (2)

Middle English heyen, heynen to raise, from Old English hēan, from hēah high

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“Hain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hain. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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