Neigh



[ney] /neɪ/

verb (used without object)
1.
to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.
noun
2.
the cry of a horse; whinny.
/neɪ/
noun
1.
the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make a neigh or a similar noise
3.
(transitive) to utter with a sound like a neigh
v.

Old English hnægan “to neigh,” probably of imitative origin (cf. Old Norse gneggja, Middle High German negen, French hennir, Japanese inanaki). Related: Neighed; neighing. As a noun from 1510s.

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