HAIN

Etymology

Verb

hain (third-person singular simple present hains, present participle haining, simple past and past participle hained)

(transitive, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To hedge or fence in; inclose; protect by hedging

(transitive, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To save; spare; refrain from using or spending

(intransitive, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To be thrifty; be economical

Noun

hain (plural hains)

(obsolete or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) An enclosure; a park

Source: Wiktionary


Hain, v. t. Etym: [Cf. Sw. hägn hedge, inclosure, Dan. hegn hedge, fence. See Hedge.]

Definition: To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass. "A ground . . . hained in." Holland.

Hain (han), v. t. [Cf. Sw. hägn hedge, inclosure, Dan. hegn hedge, fence. See Hedge.]

Definition: To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass. "A ground . . . hained in." Holland.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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