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[hahynd] /haɪnd/

noun, plural hinds (especially collectively) hind.
Zoology. the female of the deer, chiefly the red deer, especially in and after the third year.
any of several speckled serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, found in the warmer waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
[hahynd] /haɪnd/
a peasant or rustic.
Scot. and North England. a farm laborer.
adjective hinder, hindmost, hindermost
(prenominal) (esp of parts of the body) situated at the back or rear: a hind leg
noun (pl) hinds, hind
the female of the deer, esp the red deer when aged three years or more
any of several marine serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, closely related and similar to the gropers
noun (formerly)
a simple peasant
(in N Britain) a skilled farm worker
a steward

c.1300, “rear, back,” perhaps a back-formation from Old English behindan “back, behind,” used as adverb and preposition, or from or influenced by Old English hindan (adv.) “from behind,” from Proto-Germanic *hind- “behind” (cognate with Gothic hindan (prep.) “on that side of, beyond, behind;” German hinten “behind”), of unknown origin. Possibly influenced by Middle English hiner (adv.) “back, rear.”

“female deer,” Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic *hinthjo- (cf. Old Norse hind, Dutch hinde, Old High German hinta, German Hinde “hind”) perhaps from PIE *kemti-, from root *kem- “hornless” (cf. Greek kemas, Lithuanian smulas “young deer, gazelle”).

Heb. ‘ayalah (2 Sam. 22:34; Ps. 18:33, etc.) and ‘ayeleth (Ps. 22, title), the female of the hart or stag. It is referred to as an emblem of activity (Gen. 49:21), gentleness (Prov. 5:19), feminine modesty (Cant. 2:7; 3:5), earnest longing (Ps. 42:1), timidity (Ps. 29:9). In the title of Ps. 22, the word probably refers to some tune bearing that name.


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