See also: -hed and he'd

English

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Deliberately altered spelling of head, to distinguish the word as not belonging in a journalistic story. Compare lede (lead, introduction). Also an archaic spelling.

Noun

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hed (plural heds)

  1. (journalism, slang) The headline of a news story.
  2. Archaic spelling of head.
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Etymology 2

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Altered spelling of had.

Verb

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hed

  1. (nonstandard) Pronunciation spelling of had, representing dialectal English.

Etymology 3

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See heed.

Verb

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hed

  1. (informal, obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of heed
    They finally hed my warnings!

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Danish

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Verb

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hed

  1. imperative of hedde
  2. past of hedde

Manx

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Verb

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hed

  1. future independent analytic form of immee

Middle English

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Noun

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hed

  1. Alternative form of heed

Old Irish

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Pronoun

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hed

  1. Alternative spelling of ed
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 6c9
      hed not·beir i nem, cía ba loingthech.
      It is not this that brings you sg into heaven, that you may be gluttonous.
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 9a22
      Is hed no·molfar.
      It is [this] that I shall praise.
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 21a8
      Is hed inso no·guidimm.
      This is what I pray.

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish heþ, from Old Norse heiðr, from Proto-Germanic *haiþī, from Proto-Indo-European *kayt-, *ḱayt-.

Noun

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hed c

  1. A moor; an extensive waste land.

Declension

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Declension of hed 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hed heden hedar hedarna
Genitive heds hedens hedars hedarnas