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See also: húg

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier hugge (to embrace) (1560), probably representing a conflation of huck (to crouch, huddle down) and Old Norse hugga (to comfort, console), from hugr (courage), from Proto-Germanic *hugiz (mind, sense), cognate with Icelandic hugga (to comfort), Old English hyge (thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride).

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NounEdit

hug (plural hugs)

  1. An affectionate close embrace.

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VerbEdit

hug (third-person singular simple present hugs, present participle hugging, simple past and past participle hugged)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To crouch; huddle as with cold.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Palsgrave to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To cling closely together.
  3. (transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
    Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.
  4. (transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
    • Glanvill
      We hug deformities if they bear our names.

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DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hǫgg, verbal noun to hǫggva (to hew).

NounEdit

hug n (singular definite hugget, plural indefinite hug)

  1. stroke
  2. slash
  3. cut
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

hug (only one form)

  1. squat

VerbEdit

hug

  1. Imperative of hugge.

FaroeseEdit

NounEdit

hug m

  • Indefinite accusative singular of hugur
  1. thought, sense, spirit
  2. desire, interest

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PrepositionEdit

hug

  1. to

InflectionEdit

Singular Plural
Person 1st 2nd 3rd m. 3rd f. 1st 2nd 3rd
Normal hym hood huggey huic hooin hiu huc
Emphatic hyms hoods huggeysyn huicish hooinyn hiuish hucsyn

VerbEdit

hug

  1. past tense of toyr