hest

noun

archaic

Word History

Etymology

Middle English hest, hes, from Old English hǣs; akin to Old English hātan to command — more at hight

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hest was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near hest

Cite this Entry

“Hest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hest. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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