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From Middle English, from Old English hænep, from Proto-Germanic *hanapiz (compare Dutch hennep, German Hanf, Danish hamp), borrowed from Scytho-Sarmatian (compare Ossetian гӕн(ӕ) (gæn(æ)) ‘flax’, Khotanese kaṃhā ‘hemp’).[1][2] See cannabis.

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hemp (plural hemps)

  1. A tall annual herb, Cannabis sativa, native to Asia.
  2. Various products of this plant, including fibres and the drug cannabis.

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  1. ^ Michael Witzel, "Substrate Languages in Old Indo-Aryan (R̥gvedic, Middle and Late Vedic)", Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies (EJVS) 5-1 (1999), 30.
  2. ^ Martin Schwartz, "Avestan Terms for the Sauma Plant", Haoma and Harmaline (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989), 123.

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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch hemd.

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hemp (plural hemde, diminutive hempie)

  1. shirt

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