See also: Hone, honě, Hōne, and høne

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hon (whetstone), from Old English hān, from Proto-Germanic *hainō (compare Dutch heen, Norwegian hein), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₃i- (to sharpen) (compare Ancient Greek κῶνος (kônos, cone), Persian سان(sân, whetstone)).

NounEdit

hone (plural hones)

  1. A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.
  2. A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.
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VerbEdit

hone (third-person singular simple present hones, present participle honing, simple past and past participle honed)

  1. To sharpen with a hone; to whet.
  2. To use a hone to produce a precision bore.
  3. To refine or master (a skill).
  4. To make more acute, intense, or effective.
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Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Icelandic hnúður.

NounEdit

hone (plural hones)

  1. A kind of swelling in the cheek.

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Etymology 3Edit

French hogner (to grumble).

VerbEdit

hone (third-person singular simple present hones, present participle honing, simple past and past participle honed)

  1. (Britain, US, Southern US, dialect) To grumble.
  2. (Britain, US, Southern US, dialect) To pine, lament, or long.
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CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “expected form from *hunagą would be *honig, also neuter not masc”)

NounEdit

hone m

  1. (Luserna) honey
    süaz azpi dar honeas sweet as honey

ReferencesEdit

  • “hone” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

hone

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ほね

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hān, from Proto-Germanic *hainō (whetstone).

NounEdit

hone

  1. hone (whetstone)
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  • English: hone
  • Scots: hone

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Etymology 2Edit

Probably of Celtic origin. Compare Old Irish úan, ón (loan, lending) (Irish uain (loan, time, leisure)), Scottish Gaelic on, oin (loan, laziness).

NounEdit

hone (uncountable)

  1. (Northern, North Midland) delay, hesitation
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