Middle English Dictionary Entry

hīnd(e n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The female of the European red deer (Cervus elaphus); (b) hert and ~, hertes or hindes, etc.; (c) a representation or picture of a hind; (d) ~ berie [OE hind-berge], ?raspberry; hinde(s-calf [OE hind-cealf], ~ foun, a fawn of the red deer; hinde(s tonge = hert(es-tonge; (e) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.246]; also, in surnames and as ship name.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1300 Add.15236 Gloss.(1) in Hunt Plant Names (Add 15236)218 : [Ramnus:] anglice hyndeberi.
  • a1400 MS Add.15236 in Hunt Plant Names (Add 15236)218 : Secundum aliquos hyndebery, secundum alios vero grysleys, i. spinokys.
  • c1300 Add.15236 Herb List in Hunt Plant Names (Add 15236)218 : Anglice hyndeberi.
  • Note: Glossing L Rhamnus catharticus; thevethorn is a synonym
    Note: May require modifying gloss
    Note: !I made the new hinde n. = n.(2). I'm not sure of its vowel length, but this one is definitely long, and I suspect the new entry has a short i.--per MM