adverb \ˈhīn\

Definition of hyne

now dialectal, England

  1. :  hence

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Origin and Etymology of hyne

Middle English, probably alteration of Middle English (northern dialect) hethen, from Old Norse hethan hence; akin to Old English heonan hence — more at hence

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a brief usually trivial fact

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