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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English hātan (to command, call promise). More at hight, hest, behest

VerbEdit

hoten (third-person sg present hatte or hot, present participle hotende or hotynge, third-person sg preterite hight or heet, past participle (y)hote(n))

  1. to command, enjoin
  2. to promise
  3. to be called, be named; hight
    There as I was wont to hote Arcite, Now hight I Philostrate, not worth a mite. --Chaucer.

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NounEdit

hoten

  1. definite plural of hot