- an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about one and one half gallons (5.7 liters).
Origin of hin
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin (Vulgate) < Greek (Septuagint) < Hebrew hīn < Egyptian hnw a liquid measure, literally, jar
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Examples from the Web for hin
Hin an' out then yer may go as yer pleases; there'll be naught to interfere.
But 'tis jest equal sartin as a magistrate 'ud bring you hin guilty.
To which he replied, “I didn't say hin a hague hin, I says Hand her hague hin.”
But hall the more call for a hescort if they should ev it hin their mawnds to gow.
Bit hawbitrairy, preps; but hin a genlmn you looks for sich.
- a Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 12 pints or 3.5 litres
from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew hīn, from Egyptian hnw
Word Origin and History for hin
Old English hine, accusative of he; replaced by dative him in early Middle English; cognate with German ihn. Surviving somewhat in s.w. English and Kentish dialect.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper