Middle English Dictionary Entry

hein n.
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(a) An enclosed piece of land; in hide and in ~, in field and in enclosure, everywhere, completely [?nonce phr. due to exigencies of rime]; (b) ~ wod-silver, the commutation of the service of collecting hedging-material for the lord of the manor; ~ bote, ? = hei-bote; (c) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.215, 241].