Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hīgōną (to breathe, pant). Cognate with Middle Dutch higen (Dutch hijgen), Middle Low German higen (German heichen).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxiː.ɡi.ɑn/, [ˈhiː.ɣi.ɑn]

VerbEdit

hīgian

  1. (with dative) to strive, exert oneself

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: hyen
    • English: hie
    • Scots: hie