hest [hest]
[ME, with unhistoric -t < OE hæs, command < base of hatan, to call, akin to Ger heissen < IE base * kēi-, to set in motion > L ciere, Gr kinein]
Archaic behest; bidding; order

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  • Hest — (h[e^]st), n. [AS. h[=ae]s, fr. h[=a]tan to call, bid. See {Hight}, and cf. {Behest}.] Command; precept; injunction. [Archaic] See {Behest}. At thy hest. Shak. [1913 Webster] Let him that yields obey the victor s hest. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] Yet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hest — /hest/, n. Archaic. behest. [bef. 1150; ME hest(e), OE haes; akin to hatan to bid] * * * …   Universalium

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  • hest — bidding, command, O.E. hæs bidding, behest, command, from P.Gmc. *hait ti , from *haitan to call, name (see HIGHT (Cf. hight) (v.)). With t added in M.E. on model of other pairings (Cf. WIST (Cf. wist)/wesan) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hest — al·ka·hest; be·hest; hest; …   English syllables

  • hest — noun Etymology: Middle English hest, hes, from Old English hǣs; akin to Old English hātan to command more at hight Date: before 12th century archaic command, precept …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hest — [[t]hɛst[/t]] n. archaic behest • Etymology: bef. 1150; ME hest(e), OE hǣ s …   From formal English to slang

  • Hest Bank — is a village in north western Lancashire, England, the boundaries of which include the coastline, from a western shoreline of salt flats that adjoin the northern extremities of Morecambe s Victorian era Promenade, to a less clearly defined… …   Wikipedia

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