But, as we have seen, honied is found in Milton; and Shakespeare also uses it in Hen.
Why have I listened to the honied silver of your seducing accents?
One would have said he had watched the honied meals of many butterflies.
She leans forward, and her ear drinks in his honied words; as her head is supported by her snowy arm.
It was like rolling the honied tang of a cordial beneath his tongue.
Tis hard for fly, in such a honied flood, To use her eyes, far more her wings or feet.
Mellitum venenum, blanda oratio—A flattering speech is honied poison.
The Losengour or pleasant flatterer was too lightly believed, and honied words made more harmful the deceitful error.
"Here's an invitation for all of us to Lady ——'s," said Mrs. Burton to him one day in honied tones.
And so he managed those children of a larger growth, to whose ears his lips distilled the honied eloquence of Sunday exhortation.
Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cf. Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cf. Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.
mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.