haye

noun

ˈhā,
ˈhī
plural -s
archaic
: shark

Word History

Etymology

Dutch haai, from Middle Dutch haey, haeye, from Old Norse hār thole, dogfish, shark; akin to Old High German huohili small plow, Gothic hoha plow, Welsh cainc branch, Old Irish cēcht plow, Sanskrit śākhā branch; basic meaning: branch

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“Haye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haye. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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